Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tomlinson police officer to face manslaughter trial

PC Simon Harwood will face criminal proceedings for striking newspaper vendor with a baton during G20 protests in 2009.

A police officer will face trial for manslaughter over the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests.

PC Simon Harwood, 43, a Metropolitan police officer, will face a criminal prosecution for striking Tomlinson with a baton and pushing him to the ground in April 2009.

Tomlinson, 47, had been trying to make his way home from work through demonstrations near the Bank of England when he was pushed from behind. He collapsed and died three minutes later.

Three weeks ago an inquest jury decided Tomlinson was "unlawfully killed".

My comment: No comment until after the trial.

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