Police failures contributed to the death of Cherry Groce at her home in 1985

Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce inquest finds police failures contributed to her death

Jury finds police failed to communicate properly during search for Groce’s son in a planned raid at her home in south London.

Dorothy Groce, known as Cherry, was wounded and paralysed by armed police who were searching for her son in a planned raid at her home in south London. A jury at Southwark coroner’s court found that police failed to communicate properly during the hunt for Michael Groce and to adequately check who was living at the address before the raid. Groce died 26 years after the shooting in 2011, aged 63, from kidney failure, which a pathologist directly linked to the gunshot injury.

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