An inquest into the death of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by police sparked the Brixton riots, is due to begin today.
- Cherry Groce was paralysed below the waist when she was accidentally shot by police at her home in 1985.
- Officers were seeking her son, Michael, during an early morning raid.
- Cherry Groce died in April 2011, having spent 26 years in a wheelchair.
- Ministers overturned a decision to block legal aid for lawyers to represent Mrs Groce's family at the inquest after a petition attracted 130,000 signatures.
- The Legal Aid Agency initially denied funding but referred the case to ministers following a campaign by her relatives and Labour MP Chuka Umunna.
- The inquest into Mrs Groce's death comes after documents obtained by Channel 4 News revealed that a pathologist for the family and a pathologist for the police both concluded there is a causal link between the shooting and her death.
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