Night-time arrest for not paying council tax


A man collapsed and died after being arrested for not paying his council tax.

Steve Bore, 31, was awoken by two officers who arrived at night to arrest him at a friend’s houseboat.

He was thought to have fallen from the jetty on to a muddy embankment and then appeared to have a fit.

An ambulance was called shortly after midnight on Sunday but he was pronounced dead in Basildon General Hospital two hours later.


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