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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Stockwell London Tube Shooting Inquiry Complete

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) hand in their Jean Charles de Menezes report today

Intercept him - Killing of an Innocent

Just heard that the IPCC will hand its report to the Crown Prosecution Service today to decide if anyone should be charged. Ministers will also receive the report, but it will not yet be made public.

The BBC said: "Police and soldiers were watching the block of flats where Mr Menezes lived, believing a man suspected of the 21 July attacks lived there. A soldier saw the electrician leave his flat and thought he resembled the suspect. He suggested it was "worth somebody else having a look". The IPCC investigation has focused on how this vague identification led to Mr Menezes being shot dead on the Tube."

"Documents related to the IPCC probe, leaked last August, seemed to contradict eyewitness reports and initial police quotes that Mr Menezes' 'clothing and demeanour' added to suspicions he was a suicide bomber.

"The inquiry has interviewed a number of Metropolitan police officers of all ranks over Mr Menezes' death, but the head of the force, commissioner Sir Ian Blair, was not among them. A separate IPCC investigation is being held into Sir Ian's handling of the affair.

"All 30 passengers in the train carriage at the time of the shooting have been interviewed, and the probe took a total of 600 written statements

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