The CPS has just confirmed that no charges will be made against police over the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson, who died during the G20 protests last April. Though initially believed to have died from a heart attack, it was later found that he had suffered an abdominal haemorrhage after apparently being shoved to the ground by a policeman, an incident caught on video; however, the CPS decided that the conflicting opinions of medical experts meant that no case would have to be answered by police. In a curious quirk of history, it was exactly five years ago today that Jean Charles de Menezes was gunned down by armed officers at Stockwell station; July 22nd doesn't exactly ring out through history as a resounding day of success for the Met.
No Charges Over G20 Death
Last Updated 22 July 2010