A MAN from the Newport area has died after being rushed to the Grange University Hospital this morning (Wednesday).

Gwent Police officers attended a property on Maesglas Crescent after a 999 call at around 9am.

The man, aged 29, looked to be having a medical episode, officers said, and he was taken to hospital.

He was pronounced dead shortly after.


Gwent Police has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

"Officers attended a property on Maesglas Crescent in Newport at approximately 9am this morning (Wednesday, February 17) following concerns for the welfare of an individual after an emergency call was made from the address," said a police spokesperson.

"On their arrival a 29-year-old man appeared to be suffering a medical episode. Officers called an ambulance and he was taken to the Grange Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

"The incident has been referred by Gwent Police to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in line with standard procedures."

An IOPC spokesperson said: "The Independent Office for Police Conduct is independently investigating the death of a man following police contact in Newport yesterday morning (Wednesday).

"We were called by Gwent Police at around midday on Wednesday and informed that officers had been to an address at Maesglas Crescent just before 9am that morning following a report of a concern for the welfare of a man. The force advised that while officers were still in the property the man’s condition was noted to deteriorate. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead later this morning.

"Our investigators were sent to the property and to the post incident procedures where the officers involved have provided their initial accounts.

"Our investigation into the nature of the contact the police officers had with the man is in its very early stages."