Call for police to break rank over Sheku case


Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh
Sheku Bayoh

source: The Courier
published: 17 October 2015

Sheku Bayoh’s family lawyer has called on serving police officers to “break rank and speak out” in light of this week’s revelations into the case.

A BBC investigation claimed that the Bayoh family were contacted in July by a close relative of PC Alan Paton, one of the officers involved in Mr Bayoh’s initial arrest, who claimed he had a history of racism and violence.

Since then, several other members of Mr Paton’s family have stepped forward to assist the Bayohs in their search for the truth, and the PIRC are set to talk to those individuals to help them build up a picture of Mr Paton’s background.

With that in mind, Aamer Anwar, the Bayoh family solicitor, hopes any officers with any information that may aid the inquiry will now come forward.

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