The Metropolitan Police should "finally own up to their responsibility" for the events surrounding the death of Cherry Groce, said her family's lawyer ahead of an inquest starting today.
Clare Richardson from Bhatt Murphy, the solicitors representing the Groce family, said:
The passage of time since Mrs Groce was shot in her home 29 years ago cannot be a reason to obscure the need for rigorous public scrutiny into all the surrounding circumstances.
Our clients now look to the Metropolitan Police to ensure that they finally own up to their responsibility for those events: this means that they should approach the inquest with the courage to allow the kind of scrutiny that they have so markedly failed to provide over these decades.
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