26 Jun 2017

Police injured in protests following Edson Da Costa death

Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man. Edson Da Costa died in hospital six days after he was stopped by police in Beckton while travelling in a car with friends. Protesters alleged that Mr Da Costa was beaten by police. But the Independent Police Complaints Commission said a preliminary post-mortem showed he did not have the neck and spinal injuries that protesters claimed.