An inquest into the death of a 29-year-old man following a disturbance at a hotel near Welshpool will decide whether an ambulance delay was a factor.

Martin Browne, from Birmingham, was found in need of urgent medical care after police officers attended a "violent disturbance" at the Powis Arms Hotel in Pool Quay.

A pre-inquest review at Welshpool Town Hall on March 3 heard that police officers "frantically" waited for an ambulance for up to 26 minutes. He died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on January 19, 2019.

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Representatives for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the Welsh Ambulance Service were in attendance, as were Mr Browne's parents.

Assistant coroner Ian Boyes said it would be an Article 2 inquiry which is applied when it is suspected that the state played a part in a person's death.

Mr Boyes said the inquest is expected to be held before the end of the summer.