Friday, April 08, 2011

Ian Tomlinson Inquest Hears Barrister Accuse G20 Officer of Lying on Oath

The police officer who pushed and struck Ian Tomlinson shortly before his death was accused of lying under oath after stating that the newspaper seller had been "almost inviting a physical confrontation" at the G20 protests.

Giving evidence to the Tomlinson inquest for the third and final day, PC Simon Harwood initially told the jury that the father of nine had been defiantly obstructing a police line. Tomlinson, 47, collapsed and died moments after the confrontation near the Bank of England on 1 April 2009.'


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