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Lions fan dies following drink driving arrest

PUBLISHED: 12:47 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:36 25 August 2010

A MAN died in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A MAN died in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Millwall fan Gerald Kent, 51, from Chislehurst, was taken to Bexleyheath Police Station, in Arnsberg Way, at 11.30pm last Friday after being arrested in Vicarage Road, Bexley Village. An ambulance was called for Mr Kent at 11.45pm, after he complained of feeling unwell.

The London Ambulance Service said Mr Kent was in a serious condition when they found him and he was pronounced dead at hospital at 12.40am the next day.

One-hour-and-twenty-minutes later, at 2am, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) officers were called, and on their arrival at 4am took over the investigation. The Metropolitan Police Service said no officers have been suspended in relation to the death.

Millwall Football Club fans director, Peter Garson, 46, from Bickley, said Mr Kent will be sadly missed.

He said: "There are so many nice things to say about him. People liked him. He was part of a dying breed. There are not many like him left. He was part of the Millwall family.

"He was larger than life. You knew he was there. You could see that beaming smile a mile off.

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