AN investigation has been launched after a man accused of injuring a policeman in Bromyard died after sustaining injuries in prison.

Mesut Olgun, 30, from Watling Way, Bristol reportedly suffered injuries to his head, neck and elbow while in custody at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire.

He died in hospital on June 14.

Mr Olgun was charged on June 7 after a police officer suffered a knife wound in Bromyard.

During the incident in Bromyard at 3am on June 6 a police dog was also injured while police responded to reports of a man damaging shops on the High Street.

Mr Olgun was charged with three counts of criminal damage to property valued under £5,000; possessing an offensive weapon in a public place; affray; assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

He was moved from West Mercia Police custody at 8.13am on June 7 when he was taken to appear in court. He was then remanded at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Hewell prisoner Mesut Olgun died in hospital on 14 June 2018.

“As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

“Our condolences are with Mr Olgun’s family and friends at this difficult time.”