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G20 Tomlinson death Pc in discipline action

The officer who struck Ian Tomlinson before his death at the G20 protests will face disciplinary proceedings for alleged gross misconduct.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson informed the Home Affairs Committee on Tuesday morning.

He said the force should move "swiftly with proceedings".

In a statement, Mr Tomlinson's family said there was an "overwhelming argument" for the proceedings to be held in public.

Andy Tighe reports.

  • 27 Jul 2010