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PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE AS THEY SET BINS ON FIRE IN EAST LONDON AFTER 25-YEAR-OLD FATHER DIES D


Edir 'Edson' Frederico Da Costa (pictured), 25, died six days after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Newham, east London - his family claim it was police brutality but the police say he swallowed drugs

Six police officers have been reported injured after rioters launched bricks, bottles and lit street fires over the death of a young black father-of-one.

The family of Edir 'Edson' Frederico Da Costa alleged he was 'brutally beaten' and left with a broken neck after he was stopped by the Met in Newham, east London on June 15 - Edir died six days later in hospital.

Police admit they used CS spray and some force to arrest him but believe he fell ill because he had 'swallowed a large quantity of drugs' - a post-mortem found no neck or spinal injuries.

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Last night there was a march in his memory from Forest Gate to Stratford that turned violent after protesters chanting 'f*** the police' clashed with officers in riot gear.

Protesters, many with their faces obscured by scarves and t-shirts, hurled bricks and glass bottles, attacked police cars and lit fires in the road.

Pictured is an injured person on the ground at Forest Gate in east London

Four police officers were taken to hospital - including a female officer with head injuries and a male sergeant with facial injuries - and two others were treated at the scene.

Edir 'Edson' Frederico Da Costa pictured