18 Dec 2017

Council and police criticised after Bijan Ebrahimi murder

A local council and police force “repeatedly sided with the abusers” of a man who was murdered after he was wrongly accused of being a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi was beaten to death by his neighbour Lee James outside his Bristol home in 2013. A review found police repeatedly failed Mr Ebrahimi over scores of calls he’d made reporting incidents, including racial abuse and threats to kill, many not even recorded as crimes. And it found evidence of institutional racism and bias by the council and police. A warning: this report contains distressing images from the very start.