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Vigil for police baton death man
Brian Douglas
Brian Douglas was rushed to hospital with massive head injuries
A vigil is being held on Sunday ten years after the death of a man who had been stopped by police in south London.

Brian Douglas died in 1995 after his skull was fractured when he was hit with a baton during an arrest by two officers in Clapham.

Police told an inquest they were acting in self-defence and a verdict of misadventure was recorded.

His family have organised the vigil which will be held outside Kennington Police Station from 1300 BST.

Following the three-week inquiry into Mr Douglas' death his friends and family launched the Justice for Brian Douglas campaign.

A family spokesman said the vigil had been organised to show "that he will not be forgotten and that the fight for justice continues".

Mr Douglas, a 34-year-old music promoter from Balham, south London, died after being rushed to hospital with massive head injuries.

A pathologist said the blow inflicted was the equivalent of him falling 11 times his own height onto his head.




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