Father died not knowing truth about daughter’s death

originally by: York Press
published: 13 November 2012

The heartbroken father of a York mum-of-one who died in police custody 17 months ago has himself died without ever knowing what happened to his daughter. 

Toni Emma Speck, of Huntington, died last June, after being detained under the Mental Health Act. She was taken from Bootham to Fulford Road police station but died after collapsing in her cell.

An Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation followed and the 31-year-old’s family have fought for answers since.

Toni’s sisters Michaela Peters and Dawn Atkinson, of York, say their father, 67, died from a heart attack last Tuesday following complications with blood clots, and the last conversation he had with them was over his grief at not knowing what had happened leading up to Toni’s death.

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About Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

Zinzi Eka-Naphtali has been a volunteer with 4WardEver UK since 2007/2008. She assists with researching information and submitting them for inclusion on the website, and manages other on-line resources developed by 4WardEver and its associate organisations. 4WardEver UK was launched in 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

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