Ian Tomlinson “unlawfully” killed

Submitted by AWL on 4 May, 2011 - 10:31

An inquest into the death of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson, who died after an encounter with police officers at the G20 protests, has found that his killing was “unlawful”. A jury ruled that the baton strike and push to Tomlinson by PC Simon Harwood were “unreasonable” and that Tomlinson “posed no threat” at the time he was attacked. It remains unclear whether Harwood will face any punishment, but the verdict will be a huge boost to Ian Tomlinson’s family and their quest for justice.

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