Apology is 'as close as we are going to get' to justice, says widow

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4 year battle by Ian @tomlinson family ends with payout and apology from met @itvlondon

Julia Tomlinson, the widow of Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the ground by a police officer during the G20 protests in 2009, said Scotland Yard's apology is "as close as we are going to get to justice" and said the family can "finally start looking to the future again".

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Police payout for Tomlinsons

Scotland Yard apologised today to the family of Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the ground by PC Simon Harwood during protests in 2009, as the force confirmed it has reached an out-of-court settlement with his family.