More police officers investigated over Ebrahimi inquiry

The IPCC are investigating six Avon & Somerset Police officers over their part in the Bijan Ebrahimi murder inquiry.

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Two more police officers face action over Ebrahimi murder case

Bijan Ebrahimi was murdered on July 11th 2013 Credit: ITV News

The Crown Prosecution Service is considering taking action against two more members of Avon and Somerset Police, after the murder of a man in Bristol. Bijan Ebrahimi had begged for help just hours before he was beaten to death in July last year.

It brings the number of police staff or officers that have been referred to the prosecuting authority to six. Today Avon and Somerset's Acting Chief Constable said the force would "continue to improve the way we work to protect the public and keep them safe

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PCC asks why investigation is taking so long

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.

Police Commissioner backs IPCC Ebrahimi investigation

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.

There is complex picture emerging in the days and years before Mr Ebrahimi’s tragic murder. It is clear that there have been failings by the police and it is only right that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) continue their thorough and robust investigation. It is vital that the IPCC get to the truth of what happened and report back to Mr Ebrahimi’s family, the police and the public as soon as possible.

– Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner

Four more officers investigated over Ebrahimi inquiry

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.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has today revealed it has issued a further four investigation notices to police officers and has carried out further criminal interviews with two officers and one PCSO.

– IPCC

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.

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