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Kingsley Burrell cops’ trial begins

Issue No. 2572

Kingsley Burrell

Kingsley Burrell

The trial of three police officers charged with perjury in relation to their account of the death of Kingsley Burrell began last week.

Kingsley died from brain damage following prolonged restraint in March 2011.

Paul Adey, Mark Fannon, and Paul Greenfield are alleged to have lied to a 2015 inquest into the death of Kingsley.

They claimed to have not seen coverings around his head when they moved Kingsley from an A&E ward to Birmingham’s Oleaster mental health unit. Multiple witnesses described seeing Kingsley’s head covered in fabric.

Prosecutor Michael Burrows QC told the court, “Quite simply, we say that these police officers have lied in their accounts about that.” The three cops are also charged with perverting the course of justice.

They deny the charges. The trial continues.

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Tue 19 Sep 2017, 12:25 BST
Issue No. 2572
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