London Lite Tuesday, 30 June 2009 11 G20 widow: MP report is too soft on police tactics ActivistsgotoHighCourt overexcessiveforcecops LAWYERS acting for activists caught up in violent clashes at the G20 demonstrations today launch a David versus Goliath legal challenge over police tactics. Experts will bring a judicial review at the High Court of methods such as kettling to contain people and the excessive use of force. Activists from protest organisers Climate Camp are demanding an explanation of how police handled the City of London protests. They also want senior officers to by georgina littlejohn Speaking out: Julia Tomlinson said she is very upset by the report Not last of the Summer Wine THERE will be a new series of Last Of The Summer Wine, the BBC said today. Six episodes of the comedy, which started in 1973, will be filmed this summer for broadcast next year. The show had been cancelled after a fall in ratings. Film set worker hurt in 15ft fall A FILM worker was seriously injured after falling 15ft into a pit at Shepperton Studios in Surrey. The 50-year-old man suffered suspected back injuries in the fall while preparing a set for Ridley Scotts 200m Robin Hood film. provide a legal basis for containing protesters in one place for long periods. The activists are believed to have three litigants, including Chris Abbott, 30, from Reading, who said he was punched in the face and struck by riot shields when officers charged without warning. Richard Bernard, from Climate Camp, said: We believe police have to be held to account over what happened during the protests. We are aware that there is only a limited amount we can achieve. This is very much a David versus Goliath battle. But the 50,000 legal action is facing a financial black hole as only 11,000 has been raised so far. The gap may be met through legal aid. Footage: cop shown striking Ian Tomlinson THE widow of G20 protest victim Ian Tomlinson today broke her silence to blame police officers for his death. Julia Tomlinson voiced anger and upset at a review published by MPs into the demonstrations, saying it was not nearly as damning as it should be. Her husband, a 47-year-old newspaper seller, collapsed and died after being struck with a baton and pushed to the ground by a policeman in riot gear near the Bank of England on 1 April. Mrs Tomlinson, 52, said he had been repeatedly confronted by officers who would not let him through as he tried to walk home through the City. Ian was trying to leave the area and got stopped at no less than three police blocks before he was stopped by the line of police officers coming down Royal Exchange, she said. Had officers allowed him out of the area he would not be dead. A Home Affairs Committee report released yesterday concluded police chiefs must rethink the tactic of kettling -- holding people in one place -- at mass demonstrations. It also said peaceful protesters should be allowed to leave. But Mrs Tomlinson, from the Isle of Dogs, said: I feel very upset by the report. It seems to be all about how the police need to look after their image. It says officers need to watch how they behave because they are being filmed. It should be their behaviour rather than the camera that is the issue. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html