Crying out that he couldn’t breathe, Jimmy Mubenga died being “restrained” by G4S guards on a forced repatriation flight from Heathrow. Against evidence within G4S and the Home Office about the dangers of restraint techniques, no charges are to be brought by the CPS.
In a shameful disregard of the evidence of the dangerous use of force used against people being forcibly removed and the knowledge base that existed within G4S and the Home Office about the dangers of restraint techniques, three G4S guards have been told they will not face manslaughter charges over his death on a flight to Angola in October 2010.
The men worked as guards for the firm, which was contracted to escort deportees for the Home Office when the incident occurred. G4S has come under intense criticism in recent days after admitting it has failed to supply enough guards for the Olympics. Mr Mubenga, 46, died after losing consciousness on British Airways flight 77 to Angola, as it waited to take off on the runway.
Makenda Adrienne Kambana, Jimmy Mubenga's wife, said the family was "distraught". "He was crying for help before he was killed. We can't understand why the officers and G4S are not answerable to the law as we or any other member of the public would be," she said.