Statement following conclusion of Christopher Kapessa inquest

South Wales Police have issued a statement following the conclusion of the Christopher Kapessa inquest.

Assistant Chief Constable Danny Richards said:

“The tragic death of Christopher Kapessa deeply shocked and affected many people in the local community. Our thoughts remain with his family and friends who have had to re-live the terrible tragedy through the recent inquest proceedings.

“South Wales Police made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who have examined our initial response and investigation into the circumstances surrounding Christopher’s death.

“We hope that this independent scrutiny and the outcome of the inquest proceedings will give us a greater understanding of the issues which have been raised about this case.”

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