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This week 30 years ago: Colin Roach's father wins £12,000 damages

PUBLISHED: 16:40 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:40 14 May 2019

The Hackney Gazette 12.5.89

The Hackney Gazette 12.5.89

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The father of Colin Roach who died of gunshot wounds in the foyer of Stoke Newington police station won £12,500 damages from the police.

A High Court jury decided police had unlawfully arrested James Roach, 60, during a protest march over his son's death in 1983 and then maliciously prosecuted him. But the jury rejected an allegation by Mr Roach that police had assaulted him.

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