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Kenneth died after being beaten up in his cell by prison officers, an inquest jury was told. Peter Smith, who was in the cell next door at Belmarsh Prison, in south-east London, claimed the thuds of their kicks landing on Kenneth Severin’s body were clearly audible.
Louise suffered from bipolar disorder and died on July 23, 2010. An inquest into her death started in Norwich yesterday and heard that Miss Noon had a history of mental health difficulties and was admitted to the hospital on June 30 after she took an overdose.
The IRR was recently contacted by Bill Goodrham, a friend of Michael’s, who told us he had serious concerns as to how Michael died and that his death had been playing on his mind in recent years.
He told us how Michael, whom he knew as ‘Jarrett’, was one of the few black faces around the Kings Cross area when he was growing up and that he was regularly beaten by local police officers.
Jimmy, aged 46, died on 12th October 2010 after security guards attempted to deport him to Angola on a British Airways flight. He died after being restrained by guards from a company that was contracted by the UK Border Agency.
Lee, 39, a British tourist was allegedly beaten to death by police after being arrested for an argument with a hotel cleaner while on holiday in Dubai, it was claimed yesterday. He died on 12th April 2011 after just six days at the notorious Bur Dubai police station.
Marcus, aged 31, who was vulnerable and feared ‘people were after him’ died after consuming drugs, an inquest heard. Marcus, of Hawthorne Road, Micklefield, died on March 22, 2009, just hours after he had been arrested and sectioned in a mental health unit.
David Emmanuel, also known as the reggae artist Smiley Culture, died of a stab wound to the heart during a police raid on his home. He had hits in the 1980s with songs such as ‘Police Officer’ – a song about being stopped and searched for cannabis possession.
Jimmy Dennis was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of 17-year-old Chedell Williams in Philadelphia in 1991. was wrongly convicted because of a general misunderstanding of the controversial eyewitness testimony.
The life of Joseph was turned upside down since he was severely assaulted – allegedly at the hands of police – in his home. When he tried to return a stun grenade mistakenly left behind by the officers, he was arrested for possession of police property.
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A UK grandmother on death row in the US had sent out an appeal for help via a plinth in Trafalgar Square. Linda Carty, was convicted in 2002 for killing a woman in the USA as part of a plot to kidnap the victim’s baby, after a trial campaigners say was “catastrophically flawed”. She is now on death row in Texas, the only British woman awaiting execution in George Bush’s home state.
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