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New Information on Death of Mr Ebrahimi - Killed After Being Mistaken for Paedo

I originally added this to the other thread further down the page that had been updated recently due to this news item being back in the news recently but was told to start a new thread so wella :

Shocking moment policewoman called innocent vigilante victim a 'pain in the arse' after arresting him when he called for help with neighbours who later beat him to death.

  • Vulnerable Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, called a 'pain in the ass' by PC Helen Harris
  • She also told him 'don't talk to me, you're not my friend' while in custody
  • Mr Ebrahimi was arrested after he called the police for help from neighbour
  • They released him after realising mistake but he was murdered days later
  • Four police officers on trial deny charges of misconduct in public office

This is the shocking moment a police officer called a vigilante victim a 'pain in the ass' after arresting him when he called for help from neighbours who later beat him to death and set him on fire.

CCTV footage shows PC Helen Harris, 41, telling vulnerable Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, 'don't speak to me' and branding him a 'pain in the ass' as he sits in a prison cell just days before he was released without charge and brutally murdered.

The Iranian-born immigrant was beaten to death and set alight by Lee James, 24, after falsely being branded a paedophile by an angry mob outside his home in Brislington, Bristol, in July 2013.

Two days prior to his death, Mr Ebrahimi had called police to report he had been assaulted by James and was visited by PCs Leanne Winter, 38, and Harris.

However, the two officers arrested him in front of the 'vigilante crowd' who mistakenly thought he was a paedophile.

During his time in custody at Broadbury Road Police Station, Mr Ebrahimi was branded a 'nuisance' and told by PC Harris that she couldn't 'be bothered to waste my energy on you.'

In CCTV footage shown to Bristol Crown Court this week, PC Harris can be heard telling Mr Ebrahimi: 'Don't talk to me' and 'I'm not talking' as he sits in a jail cell.

She also tells him: 'You're not my friend - I'm a police officer and you're a pain in the ass. Don't speak to me.'

The CCTV footage, released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, was taken from the police station and shown during the trial into four officers who are accused of failing to help Mr Ebrahimi.

PCs Winter, Harris, Kevin Duffy, 52, and PCSO Andrew Passmore 55 are all accused of failing to help Mr Ebrahimi and are standing trial on charges of misconduct in public office.

The trial has previously heard how Mr Ebrahimi made a dozen calls to police on the day of his death in July 2013 to report threats from his neighbours.

An officer who attended a few days earlier noted James was so angry he was 'foaming at the mouth' and bragged he would 'do time' to protect his children, the court heard.

However, the two officers wrongly arrested him in front of a 'vigilante crowd'.

He was released the following day and two days later was beaten to death and set on fire outside his Bristol flat.

Opening the case, Christian Aylett QC, prosecuting, said: 'All in all, the prosecution suggest, there was a potentially toxic situation that called for proactive and effective policing.

'The prosecution contest that all of these defendants failed.'

James, now 24, was jailed for life for Mr Ebrahimi's murder and his next-door neighbour Stephen Norley, 25, admitted assisting an offender and was jailed for four years.

PCs Duffy, Winter, Harris and Passmore, all officers with Avon and Somerset Constabulary, deny misconduct in a public office.

The trial continues.

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