STUC comment on Lord Advocate's Ruling on Sheku Bayoh

November 13th 2019

STUC comment on Lord Advocate's Ruling on Sheku Bayoh

November 13th 2019

For immediate release 13:00 11/11/19

STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

"Today’s announcement that the nine police officers involved in the death of Sheku Bayoh will not face criminal charges is a blow to his family who’ve campaigned for justice for over four years. It is no wonder they feel betrayed.

“Last year Sheku’s family led our St Andrews Day March and Rally Against Racism and Fascism. We will march again this 30th November and I have no doubt that the ongoing fight for justice for Sheku will be on everyone’s minds.

“The Scottish Trades Union Congress offers our upmost solidarity to the family of Sheku Bayoh, and echo their demand for a full public inquiry into his death. Only with justice, will peace come for those grieving Sheku."

ENDS

For further details contact Rachel Thomson 07974 966 227

STUC St Andrew’s Day March against Racism and Fascism will take place at 11am in Glasgow on 30th November 2019

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