City of London police are investigating the circumstances of the death of Ian Tomlinson, 47, a newsagent who died of a heart attack near to clashes between police and protesters on Wednesday.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said yesterday it was examining statements from new witnesses who have come forward in the last 48 hours. The complaints watchdog is reassessing what action to take after witnesses described seeing riot officers “assault” Tomlinson.
Tomlinson, who was married and had several children, was seen stumbling and falling to the floor on Cornhill, opposite St Michael’s Alley, at about 7.25pm. Three named witnesses have told the Guardian they saw Tomlinson in an encounter with police minutes before he collapsed, and at a different location.
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Give Police plenty of time to rewrite their statement…