POLICE investigators have appealed for any witnesses to events surrounding the death of a 23-year-old Sudanese man to come forward.

Mustafa Dawood died at the Shaftesbury car wash on Albany Street, Newport, on June 30, following an Immigration Enforcement operation.

In a statement, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is investigating Mr Dawood's death, said: "It is known that a team of uniformed Immigration Enforcement officers initially attended the car wash in a marked Immigration Enforcement vehicle and an unmarked vehicle.

"Following their arrival, Mr Dawood, who was working at the car wash, climbed onto an adjacent factory roof before falling from a height.

"Paramedics arrived and more officers went to the scene."

Mr Dawood came to the UK in 2015 and, after living in the Southampton area, had fairly recently moved to Newport.

His family in Sudan have been informed.

Jonathan Green, IOPC regional director who has responsibility for Home Office matters, said: "We would ask that anyone who witnessed events in the vicinity of the car wash on Saturday morning to come forward to help with our independent investigation."

The IOPC asks any witnesses with information relating to the events surrounding Mr Dawood's death to call 0800 029 4689 or email shaftesburycarwashdsi@policeconduct.gov.uk