Family of Sheku Bayoh hold parliamentary meeting
29 October 2015
Today a packed meeting in parliament heard from the family of Sheku Bayoh about their struggle to find out how he died following restraint by police in Kirkcaldy, Fife on May 3 this year. Our co-director Deborah Coles joined Roger Mullin MP for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, the family lawyer Aamer Anwar and members of the family to speak about his death and the investigation process. Marci Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg from the United Families and Friends Campaign was also there to show her support for the family.
‘At the time of the tragedy, I had no idea of what to do or who to turn to. By luck, I found yourselves and contacted you, the rest as we say is history. On behalf of [my brother's] family, friends and myself I would just like to thank you so much for your professional support and advice during that difficult period and without that help, I do not think we would be where we are today.’
– Brother of a man who died in police custody