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Issue No. 2405

Still no justice for Demetre

Cops have been cleared of any blame over the death of 21 year old Demetre Fraser. Demetre died after falling 11 storeys after officers came to arrest him in 2011.

His mother Josie has fought to find out what contact the police had with her son before his death.


Official quizzed over vile slurs

A government official is being investigated on suspicion of creating insults on Hillsborough pages on the Wikipedia website.

Phrases including “Blame Liverpool fans” were added from Whitehall computers. Some 96 Liverpool fans died as a result of the 1989 football disaster. 

New inquests are ongoing.


Joblessness led to suicide

A 20 year old gardener committed suicide after applying for 40 jobs in three months without success.

Martin Hadfield was so demoralised with filling out forms at the job centre and fruitless job searches he hung himself at his home near Bury.


Thousands of kids face arrest

New figures reveal that a child was arrested every four minutes in England and Wales last year.

The Howard League for Penal Reform released figures that show in 2013 cops held 129,274 children aged 17 and under.


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Tue 27 May 2014, 17:42 BST
Issue No. 2405
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