26 Jun 2017

Police injured in protests following Edson Da Costa death

News Correspondent

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.