Sunday, June 3, 2012

Alexander Monson Murder: Three Kenyan police officers named in report into death of aristocrat's son

Three Kenyan police officers linked to a deadly assault on British aristocrat’s son Alexander Monson have been removed from their duties and transferred.

It is alleged that the officers in the coastal town of Diani ‘tortured’ Alexander and that one continued to hit him.

The Mail on Sunday has seen an initial report from police investigators that names the officers and says Alexander, 28, appeared ‘normal’ when he was put in the cells in the early hours of May 19 after being arrested for smoking cannabis.

Later that day he died in hospital, handcuffed to a bed while doctors treated him for a reported drugs overdose.

An autopsy last week revealed that Alexander died from a severe blow to the head, which caused swelling of the brain, closing down his vital organs.

A family spokesman said he was told by hospital doctors that police brought him in claiming he had overdosed. The contusion to his skull was revealed only during the autopsy. Read More