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Issue No. 2448

IPCC look into driver death

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the death of a driver who crashed after being pursued by police in Birmingham.

The 26 year old died on Wednesday of last week.


Black Panther in hospital

Imprisoned former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been in intensive care after collapsing. Supporters want to know why he was not given adequate medical care in jail in Philadelphia. 

Mumia has been held since 1982 for the murder of a policeman. He has always maintained his innocence.


Council tax rise hits poor

Some 3 million people in England were in court over council tax arrears last year after the Tories scrapped benefits that meant the poorest didn’t pay.

Some 250,000 poor families saw bills go up last week as councils introduced minimum payments.


Abuse victim links sites

Richard Kerr, a victim of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast, said he was also attacked at the Dolphin Square apartments and Elm Guest House in London.

This is first time that the three places have been linked in relation to claims of historic child abuse by Westminster figures.


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Tue 7 Apr 2015, 17:52 BST
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