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Roger Sylvester

Issue No. 1783

'WE WILL never give up fighting to find out who killed my brother, Roger Sylvester. We have found out that the police, judiciary and Crown Prosecution Service all work together to protect a system of injustice' said Bernard Sylvester. He spoke out as over 100 people joined a candlelit vigil on Friday of last week called by the family of Roger Sylvester, a young black man who died in police custody three years ago.

The family has at last been given a 'pre-inquest' date. There has been no resolution to the question of how Roger died following his arrest by eight police officers. At least one of the officers has been given promotion.

Jeremy Corbyn MP and a local priest spoke on the steps of Tottenham police station at last week's vigil. Those campaigning for justice for Harry Stanley, Joy Gardner, Ricky Reel and Sarah Thomas joined Roger's family.

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Sat 19 Jan 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1783
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