Mappin & Webb buyer, 39, died after battle led to him being restrained by employees, police reveal
- Sam Diatta was held again by employees at Mappin & Webb in York earlier than he died
- Mr Diatta was discovered unresponsive when police arrived and rushed to hospital
- His loving household known as him a ‘a delicate big’ with ‘a robust Christian religion’
- As an adolescent he developed psychological well being points which stayed into maturity
A person has died following a battle with a safety guard at a luxurious jewelry retailer in York.
Sam Diatta, 39 had been restrained by employees at Mappin & Webb earlier than he died, based on the police.
Police have been known as to the high-end retailer, in Coney Road, at round 4.40pm on July 26, after receiving a number of stories of a ‘disturbance’, to seek out Mr Diatta was unconscious.
4 males have been arrested in reference to the incident and launched on bail while investigations proceed.
Two of the lads, who’re of their 40s, and a person in his 50s have been arrested shortly after the incident, and a person in his 50s was arrested on 28 July.
Three males have been arrested and launched on bail whereas investigations proceed into the incident by Yorkshire Police’s Main Investigation Group
As we speak Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Steve Menzies of North Yorkshire Police’s Main Investigation Group mentioned: ‘I’m conscious of hypothesis concerning the incident at Mappin and Webb jewellers in York on Tuesday night.
‘This has brought on misery to these concerned, and to the household of Samuel Diatta, who sadly died following the incident.
His household have left a tribute to their beloved son and brother, saying: ‘It has brought on our household nice misery to learn a few of the information articles on-line, suggesting Sam was concerned in a theft.’
‘That is incorrect info as confirmed by North Yorkshire Police and we respectfully ask that these rumours cease.’
Yorkshire Police’s Main Investigation Group mentioned: ‘While it’s but to be established why Mr Diatta entered the shop, the investigation by the Main Investigation Group has not discovered any proof suggestive that this was a theft.
‘Mr Diatta entered the shop and have become concerned in an altercation with a member of safety employees. This escalated ensuing within the employees member being injured and Mr Diatta being restrained on the ground by a member of the store employees and three members of the general public.
The police obtained an emergency name at 4.41pm and officers arrived on the jewelry retailer at 4.46pm.
Mr Diatta was discovered unresponsive when police arrived on the scene, however he was given emergency first support.
Police confirmed that paramedics arrived and he was transferred by ambulance to York District Hospital, however was pronounced lifeless simply after 6.40pm.
York police mentioned: ‘As with every sudden loss of life of this nature, a police investigation is required to ascertain the details, to ascertain whether or not or not there may be any criminality referring to the loss of life, and to get the solutions for Mr Diatta’s household and for these concerned within the incident, and for the Coroner.
A person who was buying at high-end jewelry retailer Mappin & Webb (pictured) died after an altercation in York
His household mentioned: ‘Sam was an exquisite member of our household who will likely be significantly missed by us, his family and friends world wide.
‘Sam was half Senegalese and his household in Senegal meant the world to him. He was a eager sportsman and supported each the England and Senegal soccer sides.
‘Sadly, in his later teenage years Sam developed psychological well being points which stayed with him all through his life.
They known as him: ‘A mild big, who was form and beneficiant and beloved by all who met him. He had a robust Christian religion and with two others led the Christian Union at York School.
‘As a younger teenager he professed his religion in Jesus by being baptised at Acomb Baptist Church.
‘We anticipate his funeral/thanksgiving service to be there at a date to be introduced later.’
Should you witnessed the incident please name North Yorkshire Police 101 and ask for the Main Incident Group.
Should you want to stay nameless, you’ll be able to move info to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident quantity 405 of 26 July.