Vigil for Ricky

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

WEST DRAY­TON: Fam­ily and friends of Ricky Reel were due to hold a vigil out­side New Scot­land Yard yes­ter­day (Tues­day) on the an­niver­sary his body was found.

Ricky’s mother, Sukhdev, planned to join Hayes and Har­ling­ton MP John McDon­nell, along with cam­paign­ers who are call­ing for an in­quiry into the death of the for­mer Brunel Univer­sity stu­dent for the vigil from 5.30-7.30pm, after the Gazette went to press.

In July, Mrs Reel, who lives in West Dray­ton, told the BBC she had been in­formed by se­nior of­fi­cers that mem­bers of the Met Po­lice Spe­cial Demon­stra­tion Squad had been spy­ing on her.

More than 77,000 peo­ple have signed a pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Change.org call­ing for an in­quiry into Ricky’s death.

He was found dead in the River Thames in 1997, aged 20, after a night out in Kingston-upon-Thames when he and friends had been sub­jected to a racist at­tack.

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