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Murder trial of former police firearms officer Anthony Long for the shooting of Azelle Rodney to start this Monday 8th June at 10 am
5 June 2015
The trial will take place at:
Central Criminal Court
The trial is due to last for 6 weeks.
Azelle Rodney was shot dead by Anthony Long on 30 April 2005 in Hale Lane, Edgware, during a Metropolitan Police firearms operation. A Public Inquiry was set up to consider the circumstances of Mr Rodney’s death, which heard public evidence in 2012.
The Chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry produced his report in July 2013. Anthony Long was charged with Mr Rodney’s murder in July 2014.
Please note the family of Azelle Rodney and INQUEST will not be making any further statements until the conclusion of the trial.
‘We thought that we were going insane, couldn’t understand what was happening to us, what had happened to my son. INQUEST has supported, enabled, educated and empowered and restored our faith in justice. We were given back our voice. ’
– Mother of a child who died in Young Offender Institution