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Cherry Groce: I asked a police officer if I was going to die

A witness statement from Cherry Groce was read at her inquest today. It was given to police in October 1985, a few days after she was shoot by a police officer at her home in Brixton.

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  1. Rags Martel: ITV London reporter

Cherry Groce: I asked a police officer if I was going to die

The witness statement continued:

Immediately after he shot me he said 'Where is Michael Groce [Cherry Groce's is son]?' I was lying on the floor on my right hand side.

A police officer was still pointing a gun at me. I said 'I can't breathe'. I remember that I started choking.

I asked a police officer if I was going to die. He said: 'No. It's just like having a baby.' I waited for what seemed a long time for an ambulance to arrive.

– Cherry Groce witness statement

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