CPS told of police role in vigilante murder of Bijan Ebrahimi

 

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Six police officers and staff could face criminal charges over an incident where a man was murdered by a vigilante after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

There have been allegations that police failed to take seriously cries for help by Bristol man Bijan Ebrahimi.

Mr Ebrahimi, 44, was arrested to chants of “Paedo, paedo!” after neighbours claimed he was taking pictures of children. But it emerged that Mr Ebrahimi had long complained of being unfairly targeted by his neighbours.

Lee James, 24, was jailed for life last year after he killed the disabled Iranian and burnt his body on the estate in Bristol where they both lived. The court heard that Mr Ebrahimi made several calls to police in the 48 hours before he died but they were not heeded.