The family of a man who died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a store in Bolton have paid tribute to him.

Muhammedou Kinteh, known as Pa, died after being taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital following a disturbance at the Newbury Convenience Store on St James Street in May 2018.

An inquest into his death took place at the Bolton Coroners Court where the facts were determined by a jury as the death took place after he had been arrested by police.

The court heard he had been in possession of a knife and had said someone was chasing him and was going to kill him.

He was restrained after throwing bottles and slashing a box with the knife.

The family have said this was extremely out of character for the 45-year-old who had no criminal convictions.

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The family of Pa said: “Tragically, Pa's life was cut short in a heartbreaking incident at the Newbury Convenience store.

"Those who were fortunate enough to cross paths with Pa knew him as more than just a nice person; he was a pillar of support, a beacon of hope, and a true friend to all. His commitment to helping others extended beyond borders, as he dedicated himself to supporting children in the Gambia through a training school for boxing. Pa's generosity knew no limits, and his legacy of giving continues to uplift and inspire countless lives.”

The jury concluded the death was caused by acute myocardial insufficiency with underlying causes of the pathophysiological effects of an incident, cocaine toxicity and an artery atheroma.

It ruled force applied was lawful and appropriate.