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Relatives demand answers after Sheku’s death in police custody in Fife

by Carlo Morelli
Issue No. 2454

Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Sunday 3 May.

It is believed Sheku suffered “positional asphyxiation” when he was being restrained. 

Family member Ade Johnson told Socialist Worker, “The family want to know why this happened and to stop it happening to anyone else.

“Sheku was just walking near his home—this could be anyone’s father, brother, or son.”

The police claimed Sheku was waving a knife, but the family is disputing this. 

The family know they are not the only ones having to fight for justice. Ade said, “We know about the long struggle of the families touched by the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and how Mark Duggan’s family is still waiting for answers.”

The family’s justice campaign has already received huge support. 

Ade said, “This support forced the police to change their attitude towards the family. 

“But we still don’t have any answers.”

To support the family campaign go to Facebook page Justice For Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh or email shekubayohrip@gmail.com

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