Secret death report will ‘protect senior officers’

A coroner has agreed that a report by the police complaints body into the death in custody of a mentally ill football coach will remain secret. Kevin Clarke, 35, died at Lewisham Hospital, southeast London, on March 9 last year after he was restrained by up to nine police officers and placed in an ambulance. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have successfully applied for the report to remain confidential at the inquest at Southwark Coroner’s Court. Coroner Dr…

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