Three men have been arrested by police in connection with the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee who collapsed while being escorted on a flight from Heathrow airport in London. The Metropolitan police confirmed that the men were interviewed by police “by appointment” at a west Lo
ndon police station and released on bail.
Mubenga, 46, died after losing consciousness on BA flight 77 around 8pm last Tuesday. Four passengers have since told the Guardian they saw three security guards heavily restraining Mubenga, who they said consistently complained about his breathing.
The three guards worked for G4S, a private security firm contracted to escort deportees for the Home Office.