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Ian Tomlinson verdict expected

A jury is set to reach a verdict on whether Pc Simon Harwood is guilty of killing the newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in 2009. Pc Harewood has denied the charge of manslaughter.

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PC Simon Harwood: 'I shouldn't have hit him with a baton and pushed him'

During PC Simon Harwood's cross-examination by Mark Dennis QC, he was asked:

"You do now accept that what you did in relation to Mr Tomlinson was wrong?"

Harwood replied: "Like I said, now I do, but not at the time."

He went on: "Now I've seen all the evidence and I know how poorly Mr Tomlinson was I'm sorry that I got involved, I shouldn't have hit him with a baton and pushed him."

Harwood, 45, from Carshalton in Surrey, denies manslaughter on the grounds that he used reasonable force.

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