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News: London Riots “Good Samaritan” receives damages and apology from the police – Tamsin Allen and Samantha Broadley

Leslie-AustinIn a Statement in Open Court [pdf] read out on Friday 3 May 2013, the Metropolitan Police admitted they had failed to take adequate steps to remove posters suggesting that Leslie Austin, a Hackney resident, was involved in the Hackney riots. The posters continued to be published for some months after officers accepted his role during the riots was as a “Good Samaritan” and “a model citizen”.  The police agreed to pay substantial damages and his legal costs and undertook not to repeat the allegations. Continue reading

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