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Dead deportee Jimmy Mubenga's family call for inquiry

Jimmy Mubenga
Image caption Jimmy Mubenga collapsed on a plane at Heathrow Airport

The family of a dead Angolan man who fell ill as he was being deported from the UK are calling for an inquiry into his death.

Jimmy Mubenga's family have begun a march from the Angolan Embassy to the Home Office, in central London.

They will deliver a letter to the Home Office calling for an inquiry into claims of force used in deportation.

Mr Mubenga, 46, collapsed on a British Airways plane bound for Angola at Heathrow Airport in October.

He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Post-mortem tests have so far proved inconclusive.

Three security guards, aged 35, 48 and 49, were arrested in October and released on police bail until December while inquiries continue.

A letter will also be given to the Angolan Embassy calling on authorities to lend their support in an inquiry.

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