"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

Ian Tomlinson

PC Simon Harwood Trial Opens Tomorrow For #IanTomlinson Killing.

10am Monday 18 June 2012
Southwark Crown Court, 1 English Grounds, London, SE1 2HU

PC Simon Harwood is on trial starting tomorrow for allegedly causing the death of Ian Tomlinson. You’ll notice we’re choosing our words carefully. We don’t want to help his defense do we…

It’s apparent there is nothing in the media about it. Why not?

Please send your messages of support to the family via iantomlinsonfamilycampaign@gmail.com. They’ve had to cope with all manner of lies and attempted cover up’s since 1 April 2009.

Please attend the trial if you can and get behind the family.

Anyone unaware of the events can read some detail here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Ian_Tomlinson

The family support web page is here http://www.iantomlinsonfamilycampaign.org.uk/

All the best from us and much love to Julia, Paul, Richard and all the Tomlinson girls. Fingers crossed you finally get some justice.


City of London Corporation: Allow creation of a permanent memorial plaque in memory of #IanTomlinson

Petition Appeal

Why This Is Important

Ian Tomlinson was a newspaper seller who worked in the City of London and was caught up in the heavy handed policing of protests against the G20 summit in London in 2009. As a bystander, he tried to leave the area and in the course of doing so, died after an assault by a Metropolitan Police officer. This officer now faces trial for manslaughter. His family want a permanent memorial plaque at the spot where he died, so that his death is not forgotten.



Ian Tomlinson Benefit CD Still Available

There are still CD’s available NCAG put togethor for the Tomlinson Family Benefit gig last year. We initially raised £1200 for the family campaign…how about another push?

Available from the Now or Never! stall at the Anarchist bookfair on Saturday or via their website here http://nowornevermagazine.weebly.com/ian-tomlinson-benefit-cd.html


Ian Tomlinson Inquest. Transcripts.

Harwood...the face of a state sponsored thug and killer...

If you missed it, Ian Tomlinson’s killer has been taking to the stand during the inquest for the last couple of days. Whats been going on during proceedings must be nothing short of  torture for his family. There are lies, damn lies…and utter crap! All freely flowing from PC Haywood’s mouth.

See exactly what we mean by going here and reading the inquest transcripts in full. Haywood began giving evidence on Monday.

If you have less time to read lengthy judicial text then you can also go to the Guardian’s Ian Tomlinson Inquest  blog being updated live from the scene by Paul Lewis and Sam Jones who are doing a stirling job.

Our thoughts are very much with Julia and family at this time who are having to listen to the insane ramblings of one PC Simon Harwood of the Mets TSG…

Ian Tomlinson Inquest…PC Simon Harwood Gives Evidence On Monday.

On Monday PC Simon Harwood is appearing at the inquest of Ian Tomlinson at around 11am. The proceedings start at 10am.

So far there has been NO public support for the Tomlinson family at the inquest other than those working with the family and close family friends.

If you are able and in the area please can you attend. Don’t be put off by the surroundings YOU CAN enter the hearing if there’s room. Further details here  http://www.iantomlinsonfamilycampaign.org.uk/2011/03/attending-ian-tomlinson-inquest.html

The hearings are taking place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre at 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU.

Please forward far and wide.



Monday 4th April

Inspector Timothy Williams (I/C TSG)
PC Simon Harwood

Tuesday 5th April

PC Simon Harwood
Kamran Saleem (Witnessed Ian Tomlinson’s collapse)
Daniel Boettcher (Witnessed Ian Tomlinson’s collapse)
Lucy Apps (Medical Student who assisted Ian Tomlinson)
Peter Apps (Witnessed Ian Tomlinson’s condition)

Wednesday 6th April

Daniel MacPhee (Called ambulance and assisted Ian Tomlinson)
PS Rosario Stumpo (I/C Police Medics)
PS Stuart Rogers (Police Medic)
PC Carolyn Waller (Police Medic)
PS Richard Galvin
PC Guy Price
Martin Bowdler (London Ambulance Service Bronze Commander)
Karen Miskowvicz (LAS Paramedic)
Darren O’Rourke (LAS Paramedic)

Thursday 7th April

Matthew Thomas (LAS Paramedic)
Mark Scott (LAS Paramedic)
Rob Silcock (North West Ambulance Service)
Neve Mellett (LAS Emergency Medical Technician)
David McNally (NWAS – re care in Ambulance)
Sarah Murphy (Treatment at hospital)
Dr. Gareth Grier (Treatment at hospital / pronounced death)
Dr. David Vasserman (General Practitioner re Ian Tomlinson’s medical history and previous hospital treatment)

Friday 8th April

Catch up with evidence, and

Dr. Paul Ugwu (General Practitioner re own consultations with Ian Tomlinson)


Monday 11th April

Dr. Freddy Patel (Post Mortem Examination)

Toxicology / Histology Results

Tuesday 12th April

Dr. N. Cary (Post Mortem Examination)
DS Antony Crampton
John Cockram
Stephen Dean
Barry Tuckfield

Wednesday 13th April

Dr. Shorrock (Post Mortem Examination)
Dr. Ben Swift (Post Mortem Examination)

Thursday 14th April

Dr Graeme Alexander (Medical Expert)
Dr Mary Sheppard (Medical Expert)

Friday 15th April

Prof Williamson (Medical Expert)


Monday 18th April

Dave Oliver (Report re PC Harwood’s contact with Ian Tomlinson)
PS Ian Roderick or PS David Little (Report re use of Police Dogs)

Forensic evidence re Ian Tomlinson’s track suit trousers
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Attending the Ian Tomlinson Inquest: Information for the public
The inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, who died during the G20 protests in 2009, will commence on Monday 28 March 2011 and is expected to last for of 5-6 weeks. It is expected to sit from Monday to Thursday from 10.00am – 4.00pm. The family welcomes supporters to attend.

An inquest is a legal investigation that is open to the public. Its purpose is to establish who the person was and where, when and how they died.

The inquest will be conducted by the Chief Coroner, Judge Peter Thornton QC, who replaces the City of London Coroner Paul Matthews. Hearings will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre at 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU.

Family website here  http://www.iantomlinsonfamilycampaign.org.uk/

Coroners website here  http://www.tomlinsoninquest.org.uk/Tomlinson/


Pictures From Today’s Gathering For Ian Tomlinson

taken from Random Blowe

This afternoon, the family of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died after being stuck by a police officer whilst passing by the G20 protests in the City of London on 1 April 2009, gathered at the spot on Cornhill where he collapsed. They left flowers and a poem to mark what would have been Ian’s 49th birthday tomorrow.

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Ian Tomlinson Inquest To Commence on 28 March

Following a pre-inquest hearing on 21 December, the date for the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in 2009 has now been set. It will commence on Monday 28 March 2011 and is expected to last for of 5-6 weeks

The inquest will be conducted by the Chief Coroner, Judge Peter Thornton QC, who replaces the City of London Coroner Paul Matthews. Hearings will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre at 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU.

Further information on the inquest is available on the City of London Corporation’s website. Regular updates from the Family Campaign will be posted on the ‘Inquest’ section of this site here http://www.iantomlinsonfamilycampaign.org.uk/search/label/Inquest

What better time to raise some cash in your area for the Tomlinson family legal fund than now?