Riot police were called to angry scenes at Stratford bus station after Edson Da Costa, 25, died in hospital following arrest

Bricks were thrown and fires lit on Sunday as protesters confronted police over the treatment of Edir Frederico Da Costa, the 25-year-old black man who died six days after being arrested by officers, who, according to the police watchdog, used force and CS spray against him.

Late on Sunday, six police officers were injured – with four taken to hospital – as the large crowd split into several smaller ones outside Forest Gate police station near the scene of the arrest. Earlier demonstrators had confronted police at Stratford bus station, before moving back to the police station as darkness fell.

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