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G20 Protest Manslaughter Trial

A policeman on trial accused of killing the newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson from Derbyshire during the G20 protests in 2009, Pc Simon Harewood has been found not guilty of manslaughter

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G20 death: PC previously accused of excessive force

PC Simon Harwood, and his wife Helen, arrive at Southwark Crown Court Credit: PA

The policeman found not guilty of killing Ian Tomlinson during the G20 riots had been previously accused of excessive force, ITV News has learned.

Pc Simon Harwood was also investigated for alleged off-duty road rage - but jurors who cleared him today were not told of his disciplinary record.

Trial judge Mr Justice Fulford rejected an application by prosecutors to admit the claims as evidence of the officer's 'bad character' because they were never proved.

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