9 January 2003


Saturday 11th January 6.00p.m - 7:15p.m

Tottenham Police Station

The family and friends of Roger Sylvester are holding a vigil outside Tottenham Police Station on the 11th January 2004. This is four years since Roger was restrained by Metropolitan police officers from Tottenham police station. His family still does not know how or why he died. No inquest has yet been held. Following the vigil there will be a screening of the film ‘Injustice’ at High Cross United Reformed Church, High Road, (corner of Colsterworth Rd), Tottenham, London N15 followed by Q and A with families and film maker.


Sunday 12th January 2001 at 4.00pm

Finsbury Park Methodist Church, Wilberforce Rd, London. N4.

In loving memory of their son, Roger’s family will be holding a memorial service at the Finsbury Park Methodist Church. His friends and family will be paying tribute to Roger’s short life.

Sheila Sylvester, Roger’s mother said: “It is nearly four years since my beloved son met his death while being restrained by police officers and my life is still on hold. The emotional effect of not knowing what was done to Roger has been intolerable and I am no closer to finding out the truth about how he died.”

Deborah Coles, co-director of INQUEST that is working with the family and their lawyers said: “It is deeply shocking that four years on from Roger’s death at the hands of the police the family are no closer to finding out what happened. There is something shameful about a system that has allowed such secrecy and delay. Yet again a bereaved family is being denied justice and the police investigation process and coroners system brought into total disrepute.”