UPDATED Man with mental health issues who died after being restrained in Leeds named

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A man with mental health problems who died after being restrained following a dispute with his carer has been named.

Police were called after Saeed Akhtar, 36, attacked his care worker on Lane End, Pudsey, at about 3.05pm on Wednesday.

Mr Akhtar, who lived on the same street, became ill as he was restrained by members of the public before officers arrived.

He was given first aid at the scene after being found to be unresponsive and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing.

A post mortem examination took place on Thursday afternoon but the cause of death has not been made public.

Stewart Jefferson.

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