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New South Wales police investigate sudden death in custody at Casino

A man has died after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Northern New South Wales.

Richmond Police District officers were called to a showground on Summerland Way at Casino, following reports a man had been assaulted about 11am on Sunday.

Camera IconA 48-year-old man has died while in custody at Casino Police Station. NCA NewsWire / David Swift Credit: News Corp Australia

Police will allege when they arrived at the showgrounds a 48-year-old man allegedly assaulted a police officer.

The man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station.

While in custody, the man became unconscious.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics tried to revive the man however he died in custody.

A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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