12 January 2024

Before HM Coroner Caroline Saunders
Gwent Coroner’s Court, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR
Scheduled 15 January – 2 February 2024

Mouayed Bashir, a 29-year-old Black man, died following police restraint in February 2021 in Newport, Wales. An inquest will now examine the circumstances.

Mouayed grew up in Newport. His family describe him as an extremely kind and generous person, who was dedicated to his faith and his family, particularly as a registered carer for his mother. 

His favourite thing to do was to host barbecues in the summer. He was popular and cheeky, often hosting gatherings for his friends. He loved music, from traditional Sudanese music to hip-hop. 

On the morning of 17 February 2021, Mouayed was experiencing a mental health episode. Concerned for his wellbeing, Mouayed’s parents called the GP. Upon their advice, they called emergency services asking for an ambulance. Instead, the police arrived shortly after.

Mouayed had barricaded himself in his room. Police forced their way into his room and began to restrain him. The inquest will hear evidence about the police officers’ conduct and also the delay in the attendance of the ambulance, and the care that Mouayed received at his home and on route to the hospital. 

The inquest, opening on Monday 15 January and scheduled for three weeks, will examine the circumstances of Mouyaed’s death and the actions of Gwent police.



For further information, a photo, and interview requests please contact [email protected] or 020 7263 1111 

Follow the family campaign pages Justice4Mouayed on Twitter and Instagram 

The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Meghan Curran of One Pump Court Chambers, Daniel Machover of Hickman and Rose solicitors and Fiona Murphy KC of Doughty Street Chambers. They are supported by INQUEST Caseworker Luana D’Arco.

Other Interested persons represented are Gwent Police, Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) and Mouayed’s GP Practice