The Independent Police Complaints Commission inquiry into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes is appealing for witnesses to the incident.
At the same time the police have also released a statement saying that the 27-year-old’s visa had expired two years ago, and the passport stamp giving him indefinite leave to remain “was not in use” on that date.
It’s a very obtuse statement, but the Home Office did add that they just “wished to end speculation over his immigration [and] that the statement was not intended to influence any investigations.”
But we’re sure the Daily Express will have other ideas.
Meanwhile Jean Charles’s body has been returned to Brazil, where he will be buried today after a wake to be held at a local church.
Simultaneously a memorial led by the chaplain of the Brazilian community in London, Frederico Ribeiro, and attended by the Archbishop of Westminster, will take place at London’s Westminster Cathedral. The service is due to start at 7pm.