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Nuno Cardoso: Inquest opens into death of university student who died while being restrained by police

12 July, 2019 — By Tom Foot

Nuno Cardoso

AN inquest into the death of a young university student who died after being restrained by police has opened in Oxford Coroner’s Court.

Nuno Cardoso, from Peckwater Estate, Kentish Town, was arrested at halls of Ruskin College where he had begun a degree to be a lawyer. He became unwell in the back of a police car and later died in John Radcliffe Hospital on November 24, 2017. After his death, more than 100 people attended a vigil on Peckwater, where he had grown up.

His parents told the New Journal at the time that he loved to debate, cook for his family and had become interested in the Black Lives Matter movement.

His mother, Dorotiea dos Santos, had said: “We really need police to be trained properly to deal with young boys. We don’t want to lose any more.”

Mr Cardoso’s family is represented by the campaign group Inquest, who are due to ask questions about a decision to take him to a police station rather than immediately to hospital.


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