Updates from inquest into death of [Mzee Mohammed] detained by police

Mzee Mohammed family @ UFFC demo 2016 - Image credit Wasi Daniju
Mzee Mohammed family @ UFFC demo 2016 – Image credit Wasi Daniju

source: Liverpool Echo
published: 19 November 2019

The inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being detained by police is set to continue before a jury this morning. Mzee Mohammed Daley , 18, had been detained following an incident at Liverpool ONE shopping centre, on the afternoon of July 13, 2016.

Mzee, originally from Toxteth but who was living in Kensington at the time, “became unwell” after being restrained by security staff and police and was later pronounced dead.

The inquest is set to last four weeks and will take place at Gerard Majella Courthouse in Boundary Street and will be presided over by Chief Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral, Andre Rebello.

On September 9 that year hundreds of mourners turned out as a horse-drawn hearse carried Mzee to St Margaret of Antioch, in Toxteth for his funeral service.

Father Crispin Pailing told the guests how Mzee’s mum Karla had described her son. Fr Pailing said: “She said that as a child he was boisterous, colourful and imaginative.

“But most of all I got the impression of someone who was good at forming relationships and friendships, and he was particularly close to his family”.

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