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Dominic Adamson KC acted on behalf of Su Bushby in the inquest into the death of her partner, Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was murdered by Louis De Soysa in a holding cell at Croydon Custody Centre following his arrest in the early hours of 25 September 2020. De Zoysa was handcuffed and searched on his arrest. Drugs and bullets were found during the search. De Zoysa was also wearing a holster and carrying a gun which were not discovered. The inquest focussed on this issue. De Zoysa was convicted of murder in June 2023.
A summary of the Senior Coroner’s findings at the inquest is as follows:-
The Senior Coroner reached a conclusion of unlawful killing.
The case received significant press coverage, including: https://news.sky.com/story/police-sergeant-matt-ratana-who-was-shot-to-death-unlawfully-killed-after-failed-search-by-colleagues-rules-coroner-13007437