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IPCC: Tomlinson cop misconduct hearing to be public

PC Simon Harwood faces four separate allegations.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed that it has told the Met Police to hold PC Simon Harwood's gross misconduct hearing in public.

An inquest jury yesterday ruled that newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed when he died after being pushed by PC Harwood during the G20 protests in London on 1 April, 2009.

This will be the first such Met Police hearing to be made open to the public and the press.

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette