Back in January, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it would not be bringing charges against the Greater Manchester Police officer who shot and killed Broughton's Anthony Grainger in a Culcheth car park in 2012 – instead preferring to charge GMP Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy under the Health and Safety at Work Act, which left Anthony Grainger's parents "bitterly disappointed" (see previous Salford Star article – click here)
Tomorrow, Monday 10th February, sees the trial of Sir Peter Fahy at Westminster Magistrates Court and the Justice4Grainger campaign is set to protest outside the Crown Prosecution HQ at Sunlight House, Quay Street, in Manchester at the same time. A statement from the group reads…
"Sir Peter Fahy, we presume, won't even attend the hearing as he takes no responsibility or liability whatsoever re our Anthony's killing…The Crown Prosecution Service have decided to charge Fahy but they know the outcome will be nothing more than a fine, what you call a `slap on the wrist'.
"We will be there in defiance, as their decision was the lowest charge they could get away with, with no consequence whatsoever apart from the tax payer paying a fine if Fahy pleads guilty. If Fahy does not plead guilty, this will be another tactic to push away our Inquest as they, the establishment, know that we can't have our Inquest until this farce of a trial has ended."
Monday 10th February 12noon
Crown Prosecution Service HQ
Sunlight House, Quay Street
Manchester M3 3LU
Justice4Grainger will also be holding a vigil and march for Anthony Grainger on 2nd March, starting 1pm at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester