A year on from the murder of George Floyd, Janet Alder explains the pain of her brother’s death. Christopher Alder died in Hull police station in 1998 with officers standing around making monkey noises.
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The sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder who died in police custody 20 years ago says she “absolutely loves” a new graffiti tribute. The artwork is by well known Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox.
The Daily Star Sunday revealed “crucial” evidence surrounding Christopher Alder’s death in 1998 was not aired during a trial of five police officers which collapsed in 2002. Nick Hardwick, who headed a police watchdog inquiry four years later, said he was unaware of it and that “it should be checked out”.
Three mortuary managers could face prosecution after missing 10 chances to realise they had given the family of a paratrooper who died in custody the wrong body for burial. Christopher Alder’s relatives unwittingly buried the body of a 77-year-old woman in 2000.
Christopher Alder, 37, choked to death while handcuffed and lying on the floor of a police station in Hull, in the early hours of April 1 1998. It now appears a Hull pensioner of Nigerian descent, Grace Kamara, was buried in his place in 2000.
The fifth National Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) grant round closed on 7 May 2022. In this round the assessment team also awarded several Crisis Grants as well as awards from the UFFC Legacy Fund.
This week marks a grim anniversary: one year since the murder of Sarah Everard. The killing by a serving policeman, PC Wayne Couzens, shook the country.‘ Almost none of us have got justice’, said Marcia Rigg.
Every year, UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square, and demo at 10 Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in state custody. Come along and support the families.