Thursday, 25 April 2013

Police officers ‘stood over vulnerable man and watched him die while commenting that he was out cold’

Two police officers allowed a vulnerable man to suffocate and die in front of them without trying to help, a court has heard.
PCs Maurice Leigh and Neil Bowdery, of Kent Police, have pleaded not guilty to misconduct in public office over the death of paranoid schizophrenic Colin Holt in August 2010.
Maidstone Crown Court that police had been called to the 52-year-old’s flat in Gillingham, Kent, to bring him back to hospital as he was subject to a Mental Health Act order.
PC Maurice Leigh

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