provided by Saqib Deshmukh
published: June 2013
Habib “Paps” Ullah, aged 39, died on the 3rd July 2008 after he was stopped for a routine drugs search by Thames Valley Police Officers in High Wycombe.
On Weds 3rd July 2013 we will be holding a vigil to mark the 5th Anniversary of Habib’s death outside High Wycombe Police station between 5-7.30pm.
Five years on the family are continuing to fight to get answers and are close to concluding the CPS part of the process and remain hopeful of a criminal investigation taking place against the 5 officers who were at the scene.
We will be joined by the family of Philmore Mills from Slough whose father died in 2011 whilst being restrained by TVP officers in Wexham Park Hospital and the family of Zulf Shah who are waging an ongoing battle against the police and the authorities after years of racial harassment & anti-social behaviour in the town.
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It’s been a tough 2012 for the family/campaign and a difficult six months in particular. A death of a loved one at the hands of the police has repercussions that impact on families for many years as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened. We are still awaiting a decision from CPS on whether there will be a criminal trial of those officers involved in Habib’s death
On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remember fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention.
These nationally organised peaceful vigils took place simultaneously in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.
Tippa Naphtali, Mikey Powell Campaign & 4WardEver UK said; “These deaths have just got to stop. Family campaigners need to take matters into our hands in a manner more unprecedented than anything seen before. We need to adopt intelligent and collaborative responses, working with a single vision and strategy”.