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Funeral of aristocrat's son who died in police custody

The funeral of the son of a London aristocrat, who died in police custody, has been held in Kenya.

Officers had suggested Alexander Monson died from the effects of smoking cannabis. But tests show he suffered massive head injuries.

Two separate pathology reports concluded that the 28-year-old suffered a fatal ‘blunt force trauma’ to the back of the head, leading to swelling on the brain. Lord Monson, a London-based journalist, says: ‘We now know that whatever caused my son’s death was an attack."

The family has instructed lawyers to take action against the police, while the Foreign Office is keeping a close watch on developments. Yesterday 250 mourners came from all over the world to Diani, the Kenyan resort where Alexander died, for his funeral.

Two men on trial for murder of Hertfordshire businessman

Two men have gone on trial in Kenya for the murder of a Hertfordshire businessman and the abduction of his wife.

Judith Tebbutt from Bishops Stortford was snatched from a remote beach resort near the Somali border last September.

Her husband David was shot dead in the raid by suspected pirates.

Mrs Tebbutt was eventually released in March.

The two men, from East Africa, are facing charges of murder, violent robbery and kidnap.