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Family of Sean Rigg hold memorial to mark five years since his death in custody

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2368

marcia rigg outside brixton police station where candles have been lit to remind her brother christopher who died there

Marcia Rigg at her brother Sean's memorial (Pic: Guy Smallman)

The family of Sean Rigg held a memorial on Wednesday of last week outside Brixton police station in south London. He died in custody there in 2008. Campaigners also joined the vigil.

His family are fighting for answers to what happened to the 40 year old musician. An independent review is underway into the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s handling of Sean’s death in police custody. It will also examine whether any officer should face charges over  Sean’s arrest, restraint and death.

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Tue 27 Aug 2013, 18:24 BST
Issue No. 2368
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