Sheku Bayoh



Call for quicker resolution of investigations into police custody deaths

Investigations over deaths in police custody should be finished within a year, Dame Elish Angiolini QC has said.

Published 9 December 2020

Lord Bracadale says Sheku Bayoh inquiry to be ‘thorough and fearless’

The independent public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh will be “thorough and fearless”, its chair has said.

Published 30 November 2020

Sheku Bayoh public inquiry to begin next week

The independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody will begin next Monday, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced.

Published 26 November 2020

Angela Grahame QC appointed to Sheku Bayoh public inquiry

Compass Chambers has announced the appointment of Angela Grahame QC as senior counsel to the Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry.

Published 20 August 2020

Details of Sheku Bayoh inquiry announced

The remit of the independent public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh – who died in 2015 – has been announced.

Published 21 May 2020

Lord Bracadale to lead inquiry into death of Sheku Bayoh

Lord Bracadale is to lead an independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh.

Published 24 January 2020

Public inquiry to be held into death of Sheku Bayoh

A statutory public inquiry will be held to examine the circumstances leading up to and following the death of Sheku Bayoh, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced.

Published 13 November 2019

Crown Office declines to pursue criminal proceedings over Sheku Bayoh death

The Crown Office has said the evidence in relation to the events surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh in May 2015 does not warrant prosecution.

Published 12 November 2019

Police officers in Sheku Bayoh case win legal challenge for medical retirement

Two police officers involved in the incident which led to the death of Sheku Bayoh have successfully challenged decisions to refuse their requests to retire on medical grounds.

Published 23 April 2019