Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North, is today (5 November) attending the inquest into the death of Leon Patterson. Leon (31) was found dead in a Stockport police cell on 27 November 1992 . He was of mixed race and lived in North London.

He had been arrested on the 21 November on suspicion of attempting to steal a till from a store. Corbyn is attending in support of Leon's sister, Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, who lives in his constituency. 

INQUEST is an advice, support and campaign group concerned with deaths in custody and the inquest system.