Police officers face punishment after IPCC’s report into Ellis Downes investigation

Police Lantern UK

source: Oxford Mail
published: 5 September 2017

Police were ‘unprofessional’ in the aftermath of teenager Ellis Downes’ tragic death, an investigation has found.

Three police officers at Thames Valley Police will face misconduct ‘meetings’ after the Independent Police Complaints Commission released its report this morning.

Harwell 16-year-old Ellis drowned in the River Thames in Culham on May 7, 2016, after getting into trouble while swimming.

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Sheku Bayoh: Partner says her tears will not dry

Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh
Sheku Bayoh

source: Daily Record
published: 19 July 2015

The heartbroken partner of a man who died after being restrained by police has told how her tears will not dry until she gets justice for him. Collette Bell says she has researched deaths in custody similar to boyfriend Sheku Bayoh’s and has been left “horrified”.

She also told of her grief at the loss of Sheku – who she called Sheik – and how their five-month-old son Isaac constantly reminds her of his dad.

The 27-year-old will join his family and friends at a series of events to raise funds for their campaign to find out how Sheku died.

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