Rebecca Louise Overy died whilst in the care of Annesley House, an adult mental health care facility. She was 18.
Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg, reads from a list of thousands of names of those who’ve died in UK state custoday. Sean Rigg, a British musician and music producer who suffered from schizophrenia, died in 2008 whilst in police custody.
Marcia Rigg at the head of the march, carrying a letter addressed to Prime Minister Theresa May with a list of the campaign’s demands.
Kingsley Burrell died in 2011 at age 29 from cardiac arrest while in police custody. Three officers were charged with perverting the course of justice in 2016, after an inquest found prolonged restraint and failure to provide medical help had been a factor in his death.
Adrian McDonald died in 2014 at age 34 after he was tasered by police in Newscastle-under-Lyme. An investigation carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission has concluded that three officers could face criminal prosecution over his death.
Offering guidance to a friend’s son. (T-shirt reads: ‘1518 deaths in police custody since 1990 in England and Wales. 0 convictions.’)
Police standing watch at the gates of Downing Street; the march has congregated just across the street.
Bereaved family members who hand-delivered the campaign letter to the Prime Minister’s residence were forced to cover up t-shirts portraying their lost loved ones before entering the premises.
The march draws the attention of many bystanders; others, dressed in gowns and tuxedos, appear unmoved.