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Babar Ahmad police officers cleared of misconduct

  • 8 June 2011
  • From the section UK

Four policemen acquitted of attacking a terror suspect have also been cleared of misconduct by Scotland Yard.

Pc Roderick James-Bowen, 40, Pc Mark Jones, 43, Pc Nigel Cowley, 34, and Det Con John Donohue, 37, were previously cleared of assaulting Babar Ahmad.

Now a misconduct review by the Met's directorate of professional standards has also found in their favour.

Mr Ahmad, 37, was arrested at his home in south London in 2003 on suspicion of leading a group supporting al-Qaeda.

He was never charged in relation to his arrest but is in custody awaiting extradition to the US for alleged terrorism offences.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: "The officers have been informed that there are no misconduct matters to answer in connection with the incident and have had the related restrictions lifted against them."

Mr Ahmad told the policemen's month-long trial at London's Southwark Crown Court he feared he would die in the dawn raid.

But jurors rejected claims he was attacked, taking less than an hour to reach their decision.

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