Death of Ian Tomlinson – Cover up or incompetence?

Now that the findings of the Second Post Mortem have come to light, which indicate that Ian Tomlinson died due to internal bleeding, in contrast to the initial post mortem which pointed to a heart attack, it is apposite to question the actions of the authorities.

As expected the preliminary findings of the second pathology report into the death of Ian Tomlinson found has found that abdominal haemorrhage, not a ‘heart attack’, is the probable cause of death.

As we’ve mentioned before the original pathologist, Dr Freddy Patel, has a long history of providing misinformation on behalf of the Metropilitan Police. Any investigation into the death of Ian Tomlinson should include a full investigation into Dr Patel’s relationship with the Met if we are to have any hope of stopping further police cover ups. As such Dr Freddy Patel must be tried for Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice.

This case has shown just how corrupt the Met has become.

On behalf of the Tomlinson family, Paul King has said: “First we were told that there had been no contact with the police, then we were told that he died of a heart attack; now we know that he was violently assaulted by a police officer and died from internal bleeding. As time goes on we hope that the full truth about how Ian died will be made known.”

After Mr. Tomlinson died, on the 1st April in the City of London, the police immediately declared he had died from a suspected heart attack.
Initially, the City of London police were left to conduct their own inquiry, despite witnesses coming forward to say they had seen Tomlinson being in contact with police. A fact the police denied.

In 2002 a suspicious death investigation was opened after the body of Ms Sally White was discovered in a flat in London. Although the victims body showed extensive evidence of violence including bruising, a head injury and a bite mark on the inner thigh the pathologist, Dr Freddy Patel, ruled the death as natural causes by way of a a heart attack and the criminal investigation was closed. The man who lived in the flat went on to murder two other women before chopping up their bodies and dumping the body parts in bin bags. Dr Freddy Patel was not disciplined for this failure and went on to perform Mr Tomlinson’s autopsy.

Although Dr Patel is a fully accredited pathologist he is not a member of the Forensic Pathology Service, a group of specialist pathologists who normally investigate suspicious deaths in the Greater London area. Dr Patel does however have quite a lot of experience in dealing with deaths in police custody. In 1999 he carried out the autopsy on Roger Sylvester who died in St Anne’s Hospital, Haringey after being violently restrained by eight police officers. Mr Sylvester’s death was again put down to natural causes by way of heart attack and the police were cleared of any responsibility for his death. Following the coroners inquest Dr Patel was formally reprimanded by the General Medical Council (GMC) for giving false and misleading information about the case to the press.

The blatant lies of the Met show us that they believe themselves to be beyond the reach of justice – unfortunately we have yet to prove them wrong! Make up your own minds:

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  1. Pingback: The police force should be on trial not just a few rogue coppers. « project-sheffield

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