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First anniversary of the murder of Bijan Ebrahimi

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

An inquiry by the IPCC into police conduct surrounding the murder of Bijan Ebrahimi has moved a step further, on the first anniversary of his death.

Mr Ebrahimi was beaten to death and then set on fire in Bristol last July, after being wrongly branded a paedophile.

The IPCC has sent a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, relating to the conduct of three officers and how they dealt with Mr Ebrahimi's repeated calls for help.

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Murdered man's sister thanks Bristol for its support

The family of a man murdered on his doorstep and set alight after being wrongly branded a paedophile, today thanked the people of Bristol for their support since his death.

A tree was planted in memory of Iranian-born Bijan Ebrahimi at St Brendan's College, close to where he was killed last summer. Both Bristol's Mayor, George Ferguson and Lord Mayol Faruk Choudhury were at the ceremony.

Mr Ebrahimi's sister Manisha Moores said she hoped today was a sign of change in a city where murders like his should never have happened.

An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into officers' treatment of Mr Ebrahimi continues.

Bristol college holds memorial for murdered man

St Brendan's Sixth Form College will pay tribute to Bijan Ebrahimi today Credit: Family

A Bristol Sixth Form College will hold a memorial today for a man who was brutally murdered nearby.

Bijan Ebrahimi was killed outside his flat in Brislington last July, having been falsely accused of being a paedophile.

Staff and students at St Brendan's Sixth Form College will join Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and Mr Ebrahimi's relatives to plant a tree in his memory.

Ebrahimi report looks at concerns raised several years ago

Ebrahimi report looks at concerns raised several years ago Credit: South West News

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.

Question over Ebrahimi case at Westminster

The Home Secretary has told MPs she hopes an inquiry into the murder of a Bristol man, wrongly accused of being a paedophile, will report soon.

Last week two men were jailed for their part in the death of Bijan Ebrahimi outside his flat in Brislington.

Today local MP Kerry McCarthy called on Theresa May to ensure that a report into the police handling of the case by the watchdog, the IPCC, would be ready as quickly as possible.

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The "Pot Noodle" excuse in the Ebrahimi case

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.

PCC: A public meeting WILL discuss what went wrong

Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner says she wants to hold a public meeting to discuss the case of Bijan Ebrahimi.

He was beaten to death after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

Yesterday the man who carried out the murder in Bristol last July was jailed for 18 years. An accomplice was sentenced to four years.

The area's PCC , Sue Mounstevens, says any public meeting to examine what went wrong must wait till a formal investigation is complete.

Police: we are learning lessons for the future

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), is investigating the circumstances of Bijan Ebrahimi's contact with Avon and Somerset Police..

Three officers have been suspended by the force while the IPCC looks at the way it dealt with him in the days before his death.

Chief Constable for Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Nick Gargan has been talking to ITV West Country's Ian Axton.

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