Today, 21st Day of February 2024, Police Scotland Angels held a small gathering to commemorate the anniversary of Stephen “Spike” Campbell’s passing. Stephen died in police custody at Kirkcaldy Police Station on February 22, 2022. The families of three other men who lost their lives involving Kirkcaldy police were:-
Sheku Bayoh: He tragically passed away 8 years ago.
Marc Hamilton: His death occurred 4 years ago.
Joseph Sneddon: He lost his life 2 years ago.
These families continue to endure despair and anguish as they await answers.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), which has
been deemed unfit for purpose, is responsible for investigating these incidents.
Tragically, another death occurred at the same police station:
Scott Hooper, who passed away on January 22, 2024.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all those affected by these losses
Fife Vigil Marks one year since the death of a man restrained at hospital
Police (Scotland) Angels Pay their respects to those who died in Police Custody:-
Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh (30 September 1983 – 3 May 2015) died after being restrained by police in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Joseph Sneddon 37, died after being restrained for three hours 'by police and hospital staff' as family demand answers in Kirkcaldy Scotland.
Marc Hamilton 36, was found dead in his cell at Kirkcaldy Police Station on 18th September 2020
Stephen 'Spike' Campbell
Stephen 'Spike' Campbell passed away while in custody at Kirkcaldy Police Station.
Caroline Mcleod 42, Caroline had sepsis and pneumonia died in custody after being passed through three seperate police stations and a sheriff court where, finally, a nurse realised she was perilously ill.
Declan Gallacher, 24, died at Clydebank police station on December 23, 2018.
Margaret McCarron, 58, died after being struck by a police van in Motherwell in September 2021.
Ian Louden, 39.who died in police custody would likely have survived if he had been taken to hospital rather than held in a cell, a sheriff has ruled.
Allan Marshall died after being restrained face down by 13 prison officers at HMP Edinburgh in 2015. The officers were given immunity from prosecution when they gave evidence at a fatal accident inquiry
Katie Allan, 21, committed suicide in Polmont YOI after being convicted on driving charges.