Shot in the back: Lee's story

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This is Lee’s story of getting justice for his mother - Cherry Groce - who was shot in front of him by the police on 28th September 1985 when they raided his family home. She was shot through the spine and paralysed and the incident led to several days of rioting in Brixton. Lee was 11 at the time. Cherry died 26 years later from complications related to the injuries she sustained that night. This began Lee's search for justice for his Mum and their family. 29 years after the shooting, an inquest was finally held, but how would Lee ever come to terms with this traumatic incident at such a formative time in his life...

This programme does contain a short description of violence.

Our podcast recommendation of the week is BBC Sounds, Shreds: Murder in the dock.

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https://www.inquest.org.uk - Inquest the charity, supported Lee in his legal battle.

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Music credits:

Main theme:

Title: Nancy

Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)

Source: www.gosoundtrack.com

License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Incidental music:

Title: Light Thought

Author: Kevin MacLeod

Source: incompetech.com

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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