Published 13th December 2021

Inquest jury finds that immigration officers may have contributed to death of asylum seeker

The inquest into the death of Mustafa Dawood, who died on 30 June 2018 after falling through a warehouse roof whilst being pursued by immigration officers, concluded on 5 November 2021. The jury found that the actions of the immigration officers pursuing Mustafa may have contributed to his death.

The jury produced a critical narrative and found a number of causative failings, including: the failure to communicate that the pursuit had been called off when Mustafa was in danger, the failure to withdraw, the use of a baton, and the Home Office’s failure to properly train the officers on pursuit.

Olivia Anness and Christina Bodenes of Bhatt Murphy act for Mustafa’s family, together with Jamie Burton QC of Doughty Street Chambers.

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