Third Autopsy For Tomlinson?

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Third Autopsy For Tomlinson?

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The body of Ian Tomlinson may be examined for a third time after another autopsy request was filed with the City of London coroner. Mr Tomlinson seemingly met his end after heavy-handed treatment by police officers on the day of the G20 protests. But the exact cause of death is in doubt: the first autopsy suggested heart failure; the second claimed abdominal bleeding. There's some confusion as to who requested this third autopsy, with both the Met and City of London Police denying involvement. The BBC suggests the legal representatives of the implicated police officer might be behind the request. The coroner will rule in the next few days whether the examination will go ahead. Meanwhile, Nick Hardwick, Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, will today appear before a select committee to discuss the whole sorry affair.

Last Updated 21 April 2009