Deaths in UK police custody on the rise


Police Cell Death Victimall credits: PressTV
published: 30th October 2011

The number of British people, whose loved ones are killed by police, is steadily rising with the number now reaching 3,180 since 1969, a Press TV report says. 

Hundreds of Britons marched from Trafalgar Square in central London to the Downing Street on Saturday in an annual event to highlight the death of those in police custody, Press TV correspondent reported from London.

The event now entering its 13th year has seen a constant rise in the number of people who have died, either as the result of police brutality or in police custody, said the report.

Despite the increase in the number of people who have been killed either in or directly after police custody, no police officers had ever been convicted of murder or manslaughter and the families still seek answers.

The families of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper vendor who died at the G-20 summit, and Jean Charles De Menezez who was killed by the police on the London underground were among those seeking justice.

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