The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has confirmed police had contact with a man who died at the G20 protests on Wednesday, shortly before his death.Earlier in the day City of London police had refused to be drawn on reports of eyewitness statements declaring Ian Tomlinson, 47, had been assaulted by officers just before he collapsed on Wednesday. A statement from the IPCC this afternoon confirmed it was now investigating reports of “contact” between officers and Mr Tomlinson minutes before his collapse in central London.
Just after 19:00 BST Mr Tomlinson is seen on CCTV walking up King William Street and approaching a police cordon opposite the Bank of England. It is thought the 47-year-old wanted to get through and continue his walk home from work, however, police refused to let him do so.
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