10 May 2022

Sheku Bayoh: Public inquiry into death of father who died in police custody

Scotland Correspondent

The public inquiry into the death in police custody of Sheku Bayoh has begun taking evidence – almost exactly seven years since the father-of-two died after being restrained by officers in Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The inquiry will look into the circumstances of his death and whether race was a factor.

None of the officers involved have ever been prosecuted or disciplined – and all deny any wrongdoing.