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Leslie Catterson

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up an inquiry into the case of Leslie Catterson, who received extensive injuries whilst in police custody in February 1978, including injuries to his ribs and back, and to his left eye requiring nine stitches, and who at Newcastle Crown court in November 1982 was awarded damages following a civil action against Cleveland police; and if in particular he will request the inquiry to investigate whether, as the judge said he believed, the police committed perjury regarding the cause of his injuries whilst in custody.