Death in custody: The full Christopher Alder story

Christopher Alder
Christopher Alder

source: Hull Daily Mail
published: 3 March 2019

Two weeks ago a poignant mural appeared with a young child clutching flower and staring at a picture of a man with a magpie perched on top.

The name Christopher Alder is known throughout Hull but the full story of his controversial death and the battles his family have fought since are truly shocking.

A moving drawing appeared on wooden boards in Finkle Street with the words “justice for Christopher Alder” etched above.

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Bereaved families launch petition & campaign on legal aid for inquests

Cases in the UKsource: Ekklesia
published: 27 February 2019

Bereaved families and INQUEST have launched a campaign, Now or Never! Legal Aid for Inquests. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely supported proposals and overwhelming evidence in favour of fair legal funding for bereaved people.

The campaign is calling for the government to reconsider this decision and urgently introduce automatic non-means tested legal aid funding to bereaved families following a state-related death. The detail of this proposal is outlined in a new briefing by INQUEST.

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National Memorial Family Fund website to be launched in 2019

National Memorial Family Fund
National Memorial Family Fund

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 26 November 2018

Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, is to launch a new website in 2019 to raise both awareness and funds for an initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who died in police custody on 7th September 2003.

Mikey’s cousin, Tippa Naphtali said; “This fund has the potential to make a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice that can last for decades. The needs of affected families and children often get lost in the equally important work of campaigning and lobbying of state institutions. We want to change that with a permanent national fund set up specifically for their needs.

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