A teenage dad who suffered from epilepsy died after collapsing while in custody.
Billy Salton, 19, of Edgeley, Stockport, had handed himself in at Cheadle Heath police station as a warrant was out for his arrest in connection with an alleged burglary.
An inquest into his death began today and is scheduled to last around two weeks.
It will examine his time in custody until he collapsed and then was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital where he died three days later.
A packed court included solicitors acting for the family, Greater Manchester Police and healthcare firm Medacs – whose doctor was sent to the police station.
The court heard how in the months before his death Mr Salton, who had worked as a greenkeeper at Reddish Vale Golf Club, suffered an increase in seizures, on occasion as many as 15 a day.