Confirmed victory
Petitioning Secretary of State for Justice RT Hon Chris Grayling MP and 3 others

Grant legal aid for the inquest into the death of Cherry Groce


We the family of Cherry Groce the innocent mother who was shot and paralysed by the police in 1985. The shooting sparked the Brixton riots. To this day no one has been held responsible for what happened to her.

Independent reports state that the events in 1985 were a significant contributory factor in our mothers death in 2011. An inquest is being held in June. But we've been denied legal aid, without it we can't afford a lawyer to represent us at the inquest and ask questions of the police. That's why we would like your support in the appeal for our fight for legal aid.  

Without legal aid we will be financially excluded from participating, which means we are not able to adequately and effectively take part in such a complex case and it is unfair to expect us to do so whilst the other three interested parties are being publicly funded!

Following the request of a revealing report we have received an apology from the police which comes 28 years after the shooting (and is still yet to be made in public). 

One minute of your time will bring us closer to the answers we have been waiting 29 years for. 

Please sign to show your support in the fight for legal aid which will allow us a fair inquest. 

Thank you 

Letter to
Secretary of State for Justice RT Hon Chris Grayling MP
Prime Minister  David Cameron
Legal Aid Agency Director of Legal Aid casework
and 1 other
Legal Advisor, Legal Aid team James Andrews
Grant legal aid for the inquest into the death of Cherry Groce.