Meeting over vigilante murder

Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, has called for a public meeting into investigations surrounding the horrific death of a Bristol man wrongly branded a paedophile and burned alive by neighbours.

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Family: Police should have taken calls for help seriously

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police has said that police failed an innocent man who was attacked and set on fire following false rumours he was a paedophile.

Bijan Ebrahimi's body was found in Brislington in July, a 24-year-old has admitted his murder.

Bijan Ebrahimi Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Mr Ebrahimi's family have released a statement through their London solicitors:

"It was for this reason that the police should have taken especially seriously his calls for help in the days before he was murdered.

"We hope that not only James and Norley will face justice but also all of those who failed to protect Bijan, including the police.

"We are anxiously awaiting information from the Independent Police Complaints Commission regarding Bijan’s calls for help during the last days of his life.

"Every day we have to wait for this information makes our lives harder."

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Chief constable admits police failed innocent man

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset has said that police failed an innocent man who was attacked and set on fire following rumours he was a paedophile.

Bijan Ebrahimi's body was found in Brislington in July, a 24-year-old has admitted his murder.

Three police officers have been suspended while an IPCC investigation examines how Mr Ebrahimi was dealt with, in the days before his death.

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