Campaigners accuse police of double standards ahead of Habib Ullah vigil

Hard struggle for Mussarat - Habib's wife

by: Bucks Free Press
published: 11 June 2014

Campaigners have accused the police of double standards as they prepare to hold a vigil to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah. Justice4Paps will hold a peaceful protest outside Wycombe police station on June 19 as it continues its quest for answers over his death.

The 39-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest during a stop-and-search in Sharrow Vale on July 3, 2008. He was being restrained by officers who were trying to force a drugs package out of his throat.

Mr Ullah’s sister, Nasit Mahmood, said the family is still seeking closure six years on from his death – yet pointed to a case last week in which a man was charged and due before the courts within two weeks of allegedly assaulting two officers.

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Five police officers and a solicitor could face charges over the death of Habib Ullah

Habib Ullah & Familyby: The Independent
published: 03 February 2014

Five police officers and a solicitor could face criminal charges over the death of a man restrained and forced to the ground during a routine stop-and-search operation six years ago.

The officers face possible charges of manslaughter and perverting the course of action after it emerged that they had changed their initial accounts of how Habib Ullah, 39, died at a car park in High Wycombe in July 2008.

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