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I won’t give up till I know who killed Ian,’ G20 widow pledges

PUBLISHED: 07:01 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:19 05 October 2010

Ian’s widow and (inset) his family at Tuesday’s vigil

Ian’s widow and (inset) his family at Tuesday’s vigil

Carmen Valino

THE widow of G20 protest victim Ian Tomlinson pledged at a candlelight vigil this week near the spot where he died that she will never give up trying to find who was responsible. Ian died after being pushed to the ground by a police officer during clashes outside the Bank of England on April 1

By Mike Brooke

THE widow of G20 protest victim Ian Tomlinson pledged at a candlelight vigil this week near the spot where he died that she will never give up trying to find who was responsible.

Her husband, a 47-year-old newspaper vendor from Millwall on the Isle of Dogs in East London, died after being pushed to the ground by a police officer during clashes outside the Bank of England that marred the meeting of political leaders on April 1.

Ian’s widow Julia pledged that her family would never give up until they had answers about his death.

She said in a statement: “We are a strong family, but feel we are up against a lot. It adds to our pain.

“All we want is a proper investigation and for anyone who is responsible to be held accountable.

“It shouldn’t be too much to ask. We will not give up until we get it.”

She was urged by relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot by police at Stockwell Underground station in 2005, never to give up their fight for justice.

Vivian Figueiredo, speaking at Tuesday night’s vigil to mark eight months since Ian Tomlinson’s untimely death, warned Julia that she faces a long and frustrating process to get answers.

“People will not let you go through this alone,” she told her. “It’s so important never to give up hope.”

Jean Charles was gunned down in mistaken identity for terrorist suspects following the 7/7 London Underground bombings in 2005.


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