Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Tomlinson Family Say “CPS Must Leave It To A Jury” After IPCC Refer Evidence To CPS

Today the family of Ian Tomlinson, who died at the G20 protests on 1st April 2009, responded to the news that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have passed their file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The CPS will make now make a charge decision based on the evidence that the IPCC has provided them with.

The widow of Ian Tomlinson, Julia Tomlinson, said:

“It has been a very difficult four months since Ian died and it is a relief to see some progress. The last information that the coroner put out was Dr Cary’s view that Ian died from internal bleeding. Video footage made it clear to us, and everyone else, that Ian was the victim of an unprovoked assault by a police officer. If there is going to be any justice then it must be left for a jury to decide if the police officer is guilty of killing Ian. I hope the CPS will get the case in front of a jury as soon as possible. We would like to thank everyone who came forward as witnesses”.
1. Any enquiries to be sent to iantomlinsonfamilycampaign [at] gmail dot com.

2. More info about our campaign can be found at: www.iantomlinsonfamilycampaign.org.uk

3. The IPCC's press release can be found here.

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