‘Police must explain why boy’s canal death was deemed ‘not suspicious’

A coroner has adjourned an inquest after telling police they need to explain why they treated the death of an 11-year-old as not suspicious, despite inconsistencies in witnesses’ evidence.

Subhaan Ali, who couldn’t swim, drowned in a canal in July after getting into difficulty while playing close to the water with a group of boys.

His mother Zaura Ali told an inquest that Subhaan was pushed into the water by a group of boys who had been bullying him in the months before his death.

But in statements read to a coroner’s court yesterday, the boys claimed Subhaan had jumped into the canal after agreeing to enter the water when one of the other boy was dared to get in.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/police-must-explain-why-boy-s-canal-death-was-deemed-not-suspicious-1-8318166

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3 Responses to ‘Police must explain why boy’s canal death was deemed ‘not suspicious’

  1. sba says:

    Police chiefs vow to assist coroner with probe into death of Rotherham boy

    Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/police-chiefs-vow-to-assist-coroner-with-probe-into-death-of-rotherham-boy-1-8320326

  2. sba says:

    Who are these nameless Police chiefs and is this story just a damage limitation exercise?

    Why did they not do their job of investigating the death properly in the first place?

  3. big bird . says:

    re sba comment , could be something to do with not wanting to upset the community in eastwood ?

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