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Murder trial of former police firearms officer Anthony Long for the shooting of Azelle Rodney to start this Monday 8th June at 10 am
5 June 2015
The trial will take place at:
Central Criminal Court
The trial is due to last for 6 weeks.
Azelle Rodney was shot dead by Anthony Long on 30 April 2005 in Hale Lane, Edgware, during a Metropolitan Police firearms operation. A Public Inquiry was set up to consider the circumstances of Mr Rodney’s death, which heard public evidence in 2012.
The Chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry produced his report in July 2013. Anthony Long was charged with Mr Rodney’s murder in July 2014.
Please note the family of Azelle Rodney and INQUEST will not be making any further statements until the conclusion of the trial.
‘No other organisation has worked so closely with bereaved families throughout the investigation and inquest process. INQUEST has a unique insight into the daily difficulties families face while striving to cope in the aftermath of a death in custody. The Skills and Support Toolkit can provide you with practical advice needed to continue and maintain your day to day life at a time when even the simplest of tasks can seem insurmountable, or help you develop the skills needed to mount a campaign. ’
– Mother of a child who died in prison