Family of Sheku Bayoh To Meet Lord Advocate

9 May 2016, 07:51

The family of a man who died in police custody are due to meet the Lord Advocate.

Sheku Bayoh, 31, died after being restrained by officers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on May 3 2015.

His death is currently being investigated by Police Scotland's independent watchdog, the Police Investigations Review Commissioner.

His partner Collette Bell, sisters Kadi Johnson, Adama Jalloh and Kosna Bayoh, mother Aminata Bayoh and brother-in-law Ade Johnson will meet Frank Mulholland QC in Edinburgh on Monday.

The discussion is expected to last around an hour and will be attended by the  family's solicitor, Aamer Anwar.

Mr Anwar said that following the meeting a statement will be issued outside the Crown Office.

The meeting comes a day after the family laid flowers at the spot Mr Bayoh died, Hayfield Road in Kirkcaldy, and held a service celebrating his life.

His relatives have previously met Mr Mulholland when they complained that there were ''too many questions and not enough answers'' over the death.

The Lord Advocate was asked to update Holyrood on the investigation last September and told MSPs: ''Having met the family on two occasions, I know the effect that this tragedy has had on them and they have borne their loss with great dignity.

''They are right to demand answers and a thorough, impartial and objective investigation is what they deserve.''

He also confirmed that a fatal accident inquiry into the death will be held, regardless of any criminal proceedings.