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Woman Dies In Custody At Southport Watchhouse

Internal Investigation Underway

Investigations have begun into the death of a 50-year-old woman in custody at the Southport Watchhouse this morning.

The Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command is looking into the incident, with preliminary information suggesting the woman may have suffered a medical condition, and despite attempts by police to resuscitate her she passed away.

The death of the woman has been reported to the State Coroner.

The independent internal investigation will be overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission.