An investigation into the murder of a Bristol man, wrongly accused of being a paedophile is now looking at evidence dating back several years.
A report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking at how police handled Bijan Ebrahimi's case and has found that concerns were raised about anti-social behaviour dating back several years. Mr Ebrahimi was killed outside his flat in Brislington in July last year.
ITV News understands that one of the allegations being made against police over their handling of the Bijan Ebrahimi case is that an officer was too busy to see him because he was eating a pot noodle.
Mr Ebrahimi was brutally murdered in Bristol after being falsely accused of being a paedophile. Now, the woman elected to represent the public within Avon and Somerset police told our reporter Bob Constantine that she wants to hold an open meeting to discuss the case.
A disabled man who was beaten to death and set on fire was wrongly labelled as a paedophile by neighbours after photographing youths he suspected of vandalising his treasured hanging baskets.
The court was shown footage of killer Lee James drinking a can of beer in a communal area in front of the flats while looking after his children, which Bijan Ebrahimi had filmed.
"Whatever the cause of it, there were a number of neighbours who were hostile to Mr Ebrahimi and alleged he was a paedophile," the prosecutor said. "There is in fact no evidence whatsoever to support this claim."
Lee James was given a life sentence and told he would serve a minimum of 18 years of the "act of murderous injustice".