Tomlinson manslaugher charge

The officer involved in the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 demonstrations in 2009 has been charged with manslaughter.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) chief Kier Starmer retracted his former decision to block a prosecution after a jury found the newspaper seller was "unlawfully killed" by police.

Mr Starmer said the conflicting medical findings were no longer a problem due to the inquest's findings, which had raised new evidence.

PC Simon Harwood has been summoned to the magistrate's court in Westminster to be charged next month.


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