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Custody – Black deaths and the justice system Custody – Black deaths and the justice system
Custody – Black deaths and the justice system

“There was a bit of scuffle, and I’m sorry to say, he passed away.”
When a young black man, Brian, dies in police custody, it sends shock waves across the community. Reeling from his death, Brian’s family struggle to make sense of their loss, whilst pursuing a lengthy court battle to find justice.


Inspired by creator own experiences with the police, CUSTODY explores how young black men are slipping through the cracks in society as well as their interaction with law enforcement officers. How do you fight for justice in a system where nobody is on your side?
“According to a report from Inquest—a British charity that investigates deaths in custody—over 1,500 people have died in, or following, police custody in the UK since 1990. A report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) shows that, of this number, more than 500 were Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals.” Meaning about one third of those who died were from black and minority ethnic backgrounds even though they only make up approximately 14% of the population.
Read Ubain Hayo’s shocking first hand account of what’s it’s like as a young black man to be stopped and searched by the police in modern Britain.



Where: Oval House Theatre  When: April 1 @ 7:00 pm – April 8 @ 10:00 pm

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