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G20: No Charges Over Ian Tomlinson Demo Death

About the cause of death, which led to three post-mortem examinations being conducted on Mr Tomlinson.

The BBC reports that the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer has made a statement regarding the dead of Ian Tomlinson, 47, caught up in the clashes on 1 April 2009 in the City of London.

…there was no prospect of conviction because experts could not agree on how Mr Tomlinson died.

Mr Starmer said there was a “sharp disagreement between the medical experts” about the cause of death, which led to three post-mortem examinations being conducted on Mr Tomlinson.

The first examination by Dr Freddy Patel – currently under investigation for alleged misconduct over four unrelated post-mortem examinations – found he died of natural causes linked to coronary artery disease.

Mr Tomlinson, a newspaper seller who was not involved in the protests, was walking home when he was caught up in the demonstration.

Read More: BBC news website

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