The sister of Christopher Alder who died in police custody is continuing her long battle for justice for her brother, with plans to launch a legal challenge against South Yorkshire Police.
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The name Christopher Alder is known throughout Hull but the full story of his controversial death and the battles his family have fought since are truly shocking. Hull Live takes a look at the twists and turns which left families angered and bereft.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced in October there was “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone over the scandal, which resulted in the body of an elderly Nigerian woman being buried in the grave of former paratrooper Christopher Alder. However, following an appeal by a lawyer representing Mr Alder’s sister Janet, the CPS agreed to review its decision.
The funeral of a man whose body was discovered 11 years after his family thought they had buried him is understood to have been held. Christopher Alder’s body was discovered in a Hull mortuary in November 2011. South Yorkshire Police is investigating the circumstances that led to another body, thought to be that of Grace Kamara, being buried in his grave at the city’s Northern Cemetery.
The exhumation of a woman mistakenly buried in the grave of a former paratrooper will also disturb the remains of the ex-soldier’s niece, his family has warned. Police are investigating how the blunder occurred after the body of Christopher Alder was discovered in a mortuary 11 years after his family thought they had buried him.
Ex-soldier killed by police by Mikey Powell Campaign Originally published 14th Oct 2004 Updates listed at the foot of this item Christopher Alder, 37, of Hull, died at Queen’s Gardens police station in Hull in April 1998. The father-of-two had been arrested in hospital, where he was being treated for […]
Police have admitted they may have used the body of Christopher Alder for “training purposes” for years after his family believed they had buried him.
The government will formally apologise through the European court of human rights (ECHR) to the family of Christopher Alder, a black ex-soldier who choked to death in handcuffs on the floor of a Hull police station 13 years ago. The “unilateral declaration” made by the United Kingdom to the court is a highly unusual admission of widespread failures in the investigation into the cause of the Falklands veteran’s death.