Demonstrators face off with police over Edir Frederico Da Costa death Play

Demonstrators face off with police over Edir Frederico Da Costa death

Six police officers have been injured as demonstrators clashed with police on Sunday night (June 25) after the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa, just days after he was stopped by police. Campaigners allege that Da Costa, known as Edson, suffered a cruel and brutal beating on Thursday 15 June after being stopped by Met police. A Go Fund Me account described how Da Costa had suffered a broken neck and head injuries though the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has disputed this. In a statement on Friday (23 June), Newham Borough commander chief superintendent, Ian Larnder, said Da Costa became unwell and was subsequently taken to hospital as he was being detained.  Jun 26, 2017