QUESTIONS have been asked in the Senedd over the death of a Sudanese man at a Newport car wash following an immigration raid.

Mustafa Dawood, who was 23, died at the Shaftesbury car wash on Albany Street, Newport, on Saturday, June 30.

The Independent Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is investigating the death, has said Mr Dawood, who was working at the car wash, climbed onto the roof of an adjoining factory when uniformed immigration officers arrived, before falling from a height.

Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Sayed raised questions over the incident in the Senedd this week.

She said: "Obviously, I understand that the laws needed to be enforced, but when there is a serious incident such as this, resulting in a death, after or during an enforcement operation, we need to be thorough, and we need to ensure that, in future, incidents like this do not happen again.

"We don't want to see anybody die in this way.

"Whilst we do not know his immigration status, this man was employed, and came to this country for a better life, and it should not have ended with his death."

Addressing leader of the house Julie James, the South Wales West AM added: "I know that immigration isn't within the confines of the Welsh Government's powers, but I really would urge you to assure the Welsh population, who have contacted me, who want to know what's happening in this regard, so that we don't see instances like this happen again."

Ms James replied she had asked for more details on the incident and would write to AMs once she received a reply.

Mr Dawood came to the UK in 2015 and, after living in the Southampton area, had recently moved to Newport. His family in Sudan have been informed.

The IOPC has issued an appeal for witnesses to the incident to contact them on 0800 029 4689 or email