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An 84-year-old man being held at a detention centre died of a heart attack after being shackled for five hours while suffering chest pains, an inquest has heard.
Alois Dvorzac, a former electrical engineer, was at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre after being denied entry to the UK during a journey from Canada to his native Slovenia.
An inquest at West London coroner’s court heard that Dvorzac was taken for emergency treatment on 10 February 2013 from Harmondsworth to a west London hospital with acute coronary syndrome.
Paramedic Ricardo Ambrosino said the team who met them at Hillingdon hospital’s A&E department was shocked by the handcuffs and chain.
Ambrosino, who treated Dvorzac in the ambulance, said: “The nurse in charge, and there was another nurse there, when they saw him, they were shocked, they were saying: ‘Wow, why is he chained, why is he chained?’ I questioned it as well and I was told it was Home Office procedure. It was unnecessary. He was a frail person. He could barely walk. He was … unwell.”
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