The death of Ian Tomlinson, tonight has caused fresh concern over the honesty of our justice system, widely reported at the time, when film evidence showed Mr Tomlinson being battered from behind by a police officer, in an operation by the Metropolitan Police to control G20 protests.
At the time the public were astonished that, in London it was possible for a police officer, to attack a member of the public on their way home from work in what appeared at least to me and I suspect many, a cowardly and unexplained manner.
Well over a year later we hear from the Director of Public Prosecutions that no prosecutions will be forthcoming. The reason one pathologist who is accused of misconduct thought that Mr Tomlinson died of natural causes although it's understood he was unaware, that he'd been attacked by a police officer. A second pathologist not accused of misconduct, had agreed that he had died of internal bleeding as a result of blunt force trauma, furthermore a third pathologist working for the copper involved agreed with the second.
Its my view that the suggestion that our judicial, legal system and police force are trustworthy or honest could not be proved and is beyond reasonable doubt.
Shame on the Crown Prosecution service and Metropolitan police force for refusing to prosecute this case, and adding further hurt to Ian Tomlinson's family. I feel that both the Crown prosecution service and Metropolitan police would not be out of place in some third world country.
What a bloody scandal, its time the police and police authorities, understood their purpose is to serve the public, here in Kent we've had the spectacle of Kent police acting illegally over the climate protest and so far nobody has apologised to the public of Kent.