Burned informant’s mother slams Met ‘cover up’


Kester Davidsource: BBC News
published: 13 August 2014

The mother of a man whose burned body was found under a London railway arch has accused the police of covering up his death because he was an informant. Kester David’s body was discovered in Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green, in 2010.

His family believe he was killed for working as a police informant and have claimed police failed to look at CCTV or speak to witnesses promptly.

The IPCC has urged Scotland Yard to apologise for its handling of the case. The initial investigation by Scotland Yard into Mr Kester’s death concluded he committed suicide.

A year later an internal investigation, led by inspector Brian Casson, found a “catalogue of errors” and a “failing in duty” as full CCTV and mobile phone records were not checked and witnesses were not interviewed.

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