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Four more Avon and Somerset police officers are being investigated over their dealings with a man who was murdered and set alight outside his Bristol home. It takes the total number being questioned by the Independent Police Complaints Commission to 16.
Bijan Ebrahimi was killed last July after he was wrongly accused of being a paedophile. The Police and Crime Commissioner has tonight told ITV News that she'll seek answers over why the investigation is taking so long. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens has backed the IPCC's investigation into officers accused of failings in the Bijan Ebrahimi murder inquiry.
It was revealed earlier today that four more officers will be investigated regarding their dealings with Ebrahimi before his death.
A further four Avon and Somerset police officers are being investigated over their dealings with a man who was murdered and set alight outside his Bristol home.
Iranian-born Bijan Ebrahimi was killed last July after neighbours wrongly accused him of being a paedophile.
Mr Ebrahimi, who lived alone in the Brislington area of Bristol, took photographs of those he accused of destroying the window boxes he tended outside his council-owned maisonnette.
Lee James and Stephen Norley, both 24, who lived near their victim, admitted their part in the attack last July.
James was sentenced to life with a minimum 18-year term, after pleading guilty to murder while Norley was given four years after admitting assisting his co-accused.
He turned to the police for help and phoned them on July 11. But instead Mr Ebrahimi was arrested on suspicion of a breach of the peace.