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'Insufficient evidence' over fall
IPCC commissioner Mehmuda Mian Pritchard
IPCC chief Mehmuda Mian Pritchard says the death sparked concerns
There is "insufficient evidence" to refer death of a Somalian man during a police search to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), a commission has said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would not send the file on the death of 22-year-old Nuur Saeed to the CPS.

Mr Saeed fell from a second-floor balcony in January during a raid connected to the 2005 shooting of a Pc. The IPCC report will now be sent to the coroner, so an inquest can be resumed.

'Report complete'

IPCC commissioner Mehmuda Mian Pritchard said: "I know that there has been much concern about this incident within south-east London.

"Our report is now complete and a file will go to the coroner. It is the IPCC's policy to provide documents to all parties, including the family, before the inquest is held."

Mr Saeed fell from the balcony of a Woolwich, south-east London flat during a 10 January raid which was connected to the November 2005 shooting of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford.

"Mr Saeed went to the balcony at the rear of the property, before going over the balcony wall and landing on the concrete floor two storeys below," the IPCC said.

As part of its inquiry, the IPCC enhanced CCTV footage which showed Mr Saeed was alone on the balcony when he fell.

The IPCC had promised a "full and thorough" investigation into the incident, which resulted in more than 100 people gathering outside Plumstead police station in February in a protest over Mr Saeed's death.


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