Ian Tomlinson: wrong verdict

July 26, 2010, 5:58 PM GMT+0

Just over half of the British public has stated they believe it is wrong that no-one will be charged in connection with the death of Ian Tomlinson, who was struck by a police officer while making his way home through the G20 protests last year, findings from a recent poll for the Sunday Times have shown.

While just under a third of the general public (31%) agrees that it is right that the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) will not press criminal charges, 51% believe it is wrong. Notably, those who indicated they would vote Conservative in the next election are the least likely to share this view, as indicated by a significantly below average 40% in agreement. This is in stark contrast to Liberal Democrat and Labour supporters, with an above average number - 56% - who equally opine the verdict is wrong.

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