Demand for justice as Tube shooting report goes to CPS

THE family of Jean Charles de Menezes last night called for those responsible for the fatal shooting of the 27-year-old on the London Underground to face "real justice" in a court of law, as a police watchdog delivered its long-awaited report into his death to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The Brazilian's family said they remained in the dark after being refused permission to see the full report.

The delivery of the report marks the culmination of the Independent Police Complaints Commission's six-month inquiry into the killing of Mr de Menezes, who was shot dead at Stockwell Tube station last July by anti-terror officers after being mistaken for a suicide bomber.

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Through an interpreter, a family spokeswoman said: "Everything we have learned over the last few months has strengthened our conviction that those responsible should be prosecuted.

"We believed that we would be able to read the report. Real justice can only be found in a court of law. The victims of this tragedy are the last to know."

It is now up to the CPS to decide whether to bring criminal charges against any of the police officers involved.

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