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.
‘My congratulations to all involved in this 30 year battle for disclosure [of the Cass report on the death of Blair Peach] … it was this awful state of affairs which led those of us who founded INQUEST to set it up. But it is mind-boggling to think that we were still arguing over this report 30 years later.’
– Terry Munyard, barrister at Garden Court Chambers and founding member of INQUEST