The jury at the inquest into the controversial death in police custody in 2003 of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey) today returned a damning narrative verdict and found that the way that he was restrained resulted in his death from positional asphyxia (see below).
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INQUEST, the organisation which assists the families of those who die in custody, has been awarded the 2009 Longford Prize. The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform which has shown ‘outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence and originality’.
Last Friday, 2 July, the family of Mikey Powell came a step closer to finding out exactly how Mikey died. The High Court in London ordered that Northants police allow them access to 4000 documents relating to the police investigation into Mikey’s death.
Thin and pale, but nonetheless overjoyed, Roxana Saberi today made her first public appearance since her release from prison Monday after more than three months in detention.
Sean Hodgson, now 57, saw his “unsafe” conviction for killing Teresa De Simone, 22, in her car in Southampton 30 years ago quashed by senior judges.