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 Sunday 17th June 2012 we will be holding a vigil to mark Father’s Day and the 4th Anniversary of Habib’s death outside High Wycombe Police station between 12 and 3pm.
Almost 4 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 have joined other campaigns that are marking Father’s Day so people can understand what impact a death in custody can have on families and in particular children. Habib’s own children and in particular his oldest daughter have been active in the campaign and we have worked hard to make sure that they are involved and they get the answers to why he died and see justice being done.
Normally the vigil takes place on the exact anniversary/bursee of his death on the 3rd of July but we have decided to move it to Father’s Day in solidarity with other families and campaigns that are marking this day.
Please join us on the 17th of June to express your support and solidarity with the family and the campaign. Sadly every vigil brings us in contact with more and more families who have suffered at the hands of police forces up and down the country.
In December 2011 Philmore Mills died in suspicious circumstances at Wexham Park hospital in Slough whilst being restrained by Thames Valley Police and then in March this year Anthony Grainger (who was unarmed) was shot dead by Greater Manchester Police. In the Thames Valley Police area alone there have been 3 deaths of Asian and African-Caribbean people in the last 4 years.
Please contact us if you require any more information.
provided by Saqib Deshmukh