Kingsley Burrell trial: Police officers ‘lied repeatedly’


Kingsley Burrell
Kingsley Burrell

source: BBC News
published: 13 September 2017

Three police officers told repeated lies about a cloth being placed over the head of a mental health patient who later died, a court has heard.

Kingsley Burrell died aged 29, four days after being detained by police.

Jurors heard the men may have “put their heads together” and agreed to lie after the death in March 2011.

Paul Adey, 36, Mark Fannon, 45, and Paul Greenfield, 50, are on trial at Birmingham Crown Court, and deny charges of perjury.

The court heard numerous witnesses saw Mr Burrell’s head or face covered with either a towel, sheet or blanket when he was placed in a seclusion room at the city’s Oleaster mental health unit.

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