Sheffield man serves 18 month sentence due to botched police investigation

The Sheffield Star have a story about Rassam Ali, a 26 year old shop owner originally from Yemen, who suffered a three year nightmare at the hands of South Yorkshire Police:

“Rassam Ali served 18 months in prison and was beaten by other inmates who thought he was a paedophile after a botched police investigation failed to examine a raft of evidence.”

Amongst South Yorkshire Police’s failures during the investigation were:

  • They did not examine CCTV if the night of the alleged incident
  • They failed to interview other business owners around Mr Ali’s premises
  • They didn’t know that the complainant had tried to add Mr Ali as a friend on Facebook before the incident
  • They did not make notes during an interview with another potential complainant

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