Ian Tomlinson did not die of heart attack


From British daily The Morning Star:

G20 death ‘was no heart attack’

Friday 17 April 2009

by Adrian Roberts

A new post-mortem has showed that newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson, who was violently assaulted by police during the G20 protests, died from an abdominal haemorrhage, not a heart attack.

Mr Tomlinson, who was seen being struck by police and pushed to the floor on April 1 in the City of London, was first thought to have died from a heart attack after an initial post-mortem.

But the second post-mortem examination contradicted these findings, Mr Tomlinson’s family solicitor said on Friday.

The statement from the City of London Coroner’s Court overturns the initial assessment that Mr Tomlinson died of natural causes.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is investigating Mr Tomlinson’s death, said a police officer who is suspended has now been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter following this second post-mortem.

See also here. And here. And here. And here.

Authorities were warned three months before the death of Ian Tomlinson that someone would be killed if a wave of savage attacks by police on demonstrators was allowed to continue, the Morning Star can reveal: here.

Since the July 2005 killing of an innocent Brazilian worker, Jean Charles de Menezes, by plainclothes policemen, the legal framework of a police state has been enacted in Britain: here.

Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate third G20 protests incident: here.

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