The police watchdog has announced five officers will face gross misconduct charges over the death of Sean Rigg.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), previously the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), said the allegations relate to the officers' actions on the day the 40-year-old Tooting musician was arrested and detained.

The move was made public as a High Court judge ordered the Metropolitan Police force to reconsider its refusal to allow one of the officers, Andrew Birks, to resign.

Mr Birks' disciplinary case will be stayed pending the outcome of the decision over his resignation bid.

IOPC regional director Sarah Green said she had directed last month that the Metropolitan Police bring gross misconduct charges against Mr Birks and four other officers.

In February she also directed that two of the officers should face disciplinary hearings over allegations they "knowingly misled" an inquest into Mr Rigg's death and the IOPC during its investigation.

Mr Rigg, who had paranoid schizophrenia, collapsed and died at Brixton police station in August 2008 after being arrested in Balham and taken to the station in a police van driven by Mr Birks.

At an inquest in 2012 jurors found the primary cause of Mr Rigg's death was cardiac arrest and were critical of the way he was restrained by police.

Following the IOPC's announcement on Friday, his sister Marcia Rigg-Samuel said she and her family "welcomed" the decision to bring charges.

She said: "As we approach 10 years since my brother died following unnecessary and unsuitable restraint, we hope that the hearings will take place as soon as possible and provide some much-needed accountability.

"Ten years on and my family is still suffering delay after delay."

Ms Rigg-Samuel said she hoped a decision on Mr Birks' resignation could be made "immediately".