Police used dum-dum bullets on Brazilian shot at tube station

The Brazilian man killed by police who mistook him for a terrorist was left “unrecognisable” after being shot eight times by officers using “dum-dum” style bullets that are banned from use in warfare.

Reaction to the news from leading British Muslim groups was critical of the police. Azad Ali, chair of the Muslim Safety Forum and a key figure in relations between police and the Muslim community, said: “If this is true this will further exacerbate the community’s already heightened concern about the police’s approach. This will reinforce the view of Jean Charles de Menezes’s family that this was an execution.”

Guardian, 16 November 2005