No police prosecution over Sheku Bayoh death in Kirkcaldy

No police officers will face prosecution over the death of Sheku Bayoh in Kirkcaldy, it has been confirmed.

His family were in Edinburgh today for talks with the Lord Advocate, James Wolff QC.

He has been advising Mr Bayoh's family of the outcome of a review of his decision last year not to prosecute.

The 32-year-old father-of-two died in Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy in 2015, after being restrained by up to nine officers, who said they were responding to reports of a man acting erratically armed with a knife.

It is thought he suffocated as he lay face down with police on top of him, but the presence of drugs in his system may have contributed to his death.

The police officers involved have always denied any wrongdoing.

A fatal accident inquiry will now be held instead.

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