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Family anger at G20 PC hearing

Ian Tomlinson's family have branded the police disciplinary hearing for the Met Police officer cleared of his manslaughter during the G20 protests in 2009, a "whitewash." PC Simon Harwood has been sacked after being found guilty of misconduct.

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Tomlinson family: 'We won't give up yet'

Ian Tomlinson's stepson, Paul King speaking to the media Credit: ITV News

In a statement, Ian Tomlinson's stepson, Paul King said:

"We came here expecting a disciplinary hearing. There hasn't been a hearing.

"We expected the Met to rule on whether its officer killed Ian.

"The Met basically are going on a 'no comment'. It's a whitewash, it's like they've let him resign already."

The conflicting evidence from the inquest and the criminal courts are still to be resolved. We won't give up yet. We'll now take this to a civil court where we will try to find final judgements on who killed Ian."

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