Mother launches fresh appeal for information about her son’s death

Kester David
Kester David

source: Mail Online 
published: 22 July 2014

The 80-year-old mother of a man burned to death four years ago is pleading for witnesses to help unravel the mystery surrounding her son’s death.

Kester David, 53, a bus driver, was found badly burned beneath a railway arch in Palmers Green, North London, in July 2010, but the circumstances of his death have never been explained.

The Metropolitan Police initially insisted he took his own life but, after an inquiry revealed a ‘catalogue of errors’ in the investigation, his family accused its officers of failing to fulfil their duties because he was black.

Now Mr David’s mother, who has asked not to be named, is imploring anyone who knows anything about her son’s death to come forward to help the investigation.

‘When the detectives informed me that the burnt body of a bus driver had been found, the one thing I hoped in my heart was that he was already dead when he was set alight,’ she said.

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