The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has sent a letter to be read out at the Candlelit vigil for Ian Tomlinson on Tuesday 1st December at 6pm.
The family intend to read the message out at the vigil and said they were "pleased the Mayor has sent supportive words at this difficult time".
The Mayor's message reads:
"As Mayor of London, I'm sure I speak for all fellow Londoners when I send my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Ian Tomlinson.
Christmas is a time for families but for members of the Tomlinson family this will be a very difficult Christmas without their loved one.
Our thoughts are with them."