Suspect who died after Ashby armed robbery named by police

A man who died after being taken ill at the scene of an armed robbery in Ashby has been named by police.

Shane Bryant, 29, was detained by members of the public after two men entered the Co-op on Thursday night with a baseball bat and golf club, demanding money.

The second suspect made off in a vehicle which was waiting outside the store.

When the police arrived, they arrested the 29-year-old. However he became ill at the scene and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he died yesterday morning (Saturday 15 July).


Following a post-mortem examination the cause of death is yet to be established as further tests are still being carried out.

Mr Bryant’s family and friends have asked for privacy at this time and do not wish to be contacted by the media.

Detective Chief Inspector Di Coulson is leading the investigation into the death. She said: “We are keen to have any dashcam and mobile phone footage that anyone may have of the incident on Thursday night.”

“There were lots of people in the area who saw what happened and were involved in apprehending Mr Bryant. No matter how short or insignificant you think it is, we would like to see it please.

“I’d like to thank members of public in Ashby for their support so far and we’ve spoken to many witnesses, but if you saw what happened, or you have any information about the robbery and you haven’t spoken to officers, please contact us.”

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is carrying out an independent investigation into police involvement in the man’s death.

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