Jimmy Mubenga, 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 three guards from G4S, a company that was contracted by the UK Border Agency.
Passengers told police they saw three G4S security guards heavily restraining Mubenga, who they said had been complaining of breathing difficulties before he collapsed. The guards were later arrested in connection with the death. They could face manslaughter charges.
G4S, in a statement, described the incident as one in which Mubenga “became unwell on a flight while being deported”. The Home Office likewise claimed he “became unwell”.