'Gross misconduct' notices served on police officers

Capgrave Crescent in Brislington
Image caption Bijan Ebrahimi was found on fire by paramedics

Six police officers have been served with notices of gross misconduct following an investigation into the death of a Bristol man.

Bijan Ebrahimi, who had previously called the police, was set on fire near a property in Brislington in July.

Three PCs have been suspended while the police watchdog, the IPCC, investigates how this contact was dealt with.

Two other men have been charged with murder and are due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 2 October.

'Previous police contact'

Stephen Norley, 24, and Lee James, 24, who are not members of police staff, appeared before Bristol Crown Court on 8 August charged with Mr Ebrahim's murder.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation relates to the police contact between his call to police on 11 July to after his death on 14 July.

"This will also include any previous police contact with him and how those incidents were dealt with, including interactions with other agencies," an IPCC spokesman said.

In a statement Avon and Somerset Police said as well as the three police officers that have been suspended, three other officers and a number of members of police staff are also currently being investigated but remain on normal duties.

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