HC Deb 17 December 1982 vol 34 cc293-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the physical attack made upon Mr. Angus Cochrane, a solicitor of Gringley, Nottinghamshire, in St. James's Park London SW1 on Saturday 4 December, resulting in his death; and if he will arrange for more protection to be afforded to the general public within the parks which come within his ministerial control.

Mr. Macfarlane

Mr. Cochrane was found with serious head injuries at 5.15 am on 4 December. He has since died. I understand that the Metropolitan Police are conducting a murder inquiry. The Royal parks constabulary will continue to provide as effective protection as possible.