Police investigated over suspicious and gruesome death source / credits: David Leppard, Sunday Times submitted by: Zinzi Eka-Naphtali – March 2014 Updates on this case will be listed at the foot of this item Scotland Yard is facing a new race storm after a damning internal inquiry revealed “a catalogue […]
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Investigations have been reopened into the death of a man whose charred body was found in north London, after concerns were raised by his family. The body of bus driver Kester David was found under a railway arch in Broomfield Lane, in July 2010.
David Oluwale arrived in England as a stowaway in 1949. He was briefly imprisoned in Leeds, where he subsequently settled and obtained work. In the 1950s he was placed in a mental hospital. In the late 1960s he was released, and became a vagrant.
David Oluwale arrived in England as a stowaway in 1949. He was the first of 1000’s of Black people to die after police contact in Britain. He was harassed and abused by two City of Leeds police officers.
On 4 May 1969 David’s body is found at Knostrop weir, River Aire/ Aire-Calder canal junction by a group of boys. One of the boys (Wayne Batley) said “We all thought it was a sack or a Guy Fawkes but then it rolled over slightly with the current and I realised […]
In a true story that shook the city of Leeds in the early 1970s, Eclipse Theatre presents a harrowing account of The Hounding of David Oluwale. Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale had come to Britain to work, at 19 years old sailing into Hull on a cargo ship.
The popular chant from Elland Road Kop in the late 1960s – “The river Aire is chilly and deep, Olu-wa-le; Never trust the Leeds police, Olu-wa-a-le” – doesn’t actually feature in The Hounding of David Oluwale.
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 was found badly burned in July 2010.