Justice for David Ewin

In brief

On February 28 1995 David Ewin was shot dead by an officer from the Metropolitan Police SO19 firearms unit in Barnes. Even though the officer responsible was described as “very brave” by the Metropolitan police commissioner, Paul Condon, the Colin Roach Centre described the killing as the “clearest case yet of a pre-meditated murder by a Metropolitan police officer”.

Demands were made that the killer, Patrick Hodgson, be charged by the Criminal Prosecution Service with murder. This has now happened and Hodsgon is currently awaiting trial.

Eddie Ford