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.