Family of dead tourist demands full investigation
Monday 25 April 2011
Relatives of a British tourist who died in custody in Dubai have criticised the police and demanded a full investigation.
The family of 39-year-old Lee Brown, from Ilford in East London, said a second post mortem examination had been carried out without their consent and could mean "crucial evidence" was lost.
Mr Brown died in police custody on 12 April. He had been arrested six days earlier after being accused of trying to throw a female housekeeper off a balcony.
His brother Steven said: "We wanted to make sure that his death was being taken seriously and that a full and transparent investigation would be launched, without any police interference."
The family's solicitor, Kat Craig, told the BBC: "It is inappropriate that the police, whose very conduct is under scrutiny, have been given apparently unfettered access to Mr Brown's body. Crucial evidence may now be lost, casting doubt on the credibility of any investigation."
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 3 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Working closely with the market...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A reputable company, famed for ...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: The Ashdown Group has been engaged by a highly resp...