HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 c373W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long Matthew Paul had been in custody when he was found hanged on Friday 6 May in Leman street police station; whether he had been charged; whether charges were contemplated; and, if so, what those charges were.

Mr. Mayhew

We understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that Matthew Paul was arrested at 2.5 am on 5 May in connection with a murder investigation. Three other persons were arrested in relation to the same matter later that day. Matthew Paul was found dead in his cell at 1.50 pm the following day, 6 May. He had not been charged, but the three others were charged with murder on 7 May.