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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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