Major inquest into death of police search man, Habib Ullah

Habib Ullah's Family
Habib Ullah’s Family

originally published by: Bucks Free Press
25th June 2010

A major inquest is to be held into the death of a man who died after being restrained by police. A jury will hear the inquest into the death of Habib Ullah from December 6 [2010]. It is expected to last eight days.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission – called in after the July 3 2008 death – will then publish its report on Thames Valley Police’s handling of the case.

Mr Ullah, 39, died after being searched and restrained by police over drug suspicions in Sharrow Vale, High Wycombe. Crack cocaine was later found in his colon and throat. The family has received the IPCC’s report and will employ a barrister for the inquest, which will seek to establish facts about his death but will not apportion blame.

A vigil [was] be held outside High Wycombe Police Station on the second anniversary of Mr Ullah’s death. These have been held since his death. Family spokesman Saqib Deshmukh said: “Coming up to the second anniversary, we are still finding it hard to come to terms with what happened.

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