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Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed by Pc at G20 protests

Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by a Metropolitan Police officer at the G20 protests, an inquest jury has said.

The 47-year-old collapsed and died after he was hit by a baton and pushed to the ground by Pc Simon Harwood at the demonstrations on 1 April 2009.

The Crown Prosecution Service could reopen criminal proceedings against Pc Harwood after jurors ruled he acted illegally, recklessly and dangerously.

Mr Tomlinson's family said the verdict was a "huge relief".

June Kelly reports.

  • 03 May 2011
  • From the section UK
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