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Aston McLean death: Decision not to charge PCs to be reviewed

Aston McLean from Reading Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Aston McLean was the father of two children

Prosecutors are to review a decision not to charge two police officers involved in a car crash in which a 28-year-old man died.

Aston McLean was hit by a marked police car as it responded to a burglary in Reading on 6 August 2014.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission recommended the two Thames Valley Police officers face misconduct hearings.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is not bringing criminal charges forward.

The two officers - one who was driving the police car and the other who was pursuing Mr McLean on foot - were the subject of an 18-month investigation.

The CPS initially concluded there was insufficient evidence to bring any criminal charges in connection with Mr McLean's death.

But following an appeal by the victim's family, the CPS has decided to look again at the decision using the Victim's Right to Review scheme.

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In a statement, the CPS said: "An inquest has been adjourned pending this decision and HM Coroner will no doubt take the matter forward in due course.

"Mr McLean's family and the officers involved have been informed. In line with our commitment to victims of crime, a detailed explanation of how the decision was reached has been provided to the family."

Thames Valley Police said it was making arrangements for the misconduct hearings.

Image caption The IPCC conducted an 18-month investigation

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