Guidance

Investigation into the death of Hassan Abbas Said

Evidence, documents and transcripts from oral hearings published as part of the Investigation into the death of Hassan Abbas Said.

Documents

Card A: guidance for opening fire (2000 edition)

Card A: guidance for opening fire (2002 edition)

Iraq: rules of engagement for Op Telic

OPTAG Op Telic 19 (MECH) BDE. records S008's pre-deployment training

Op Telic pre-deployment training certificate for Badger Sqn, 2 RTR

Summary of interview given by S009

Witness statement of Ali Abbaas Saeed Finjaan dated 8 August 2014

Witness statement of Ali Abdullah Manea

Witness statement of David Smith dated 24 October 2014

Witness statement of Dr. Said Abdul Razak dated 17 August 2003

Witness statement of Dr Said Abdul Razak dated 12 August 2014

Witness statement of Fahad Abdullah Manea

Witness statement of Franco Tomei dated 10 November 2014

Witness statement of Franco Tomei dated 11 November 2014

Witness statement of Gary O'Donnell dated 5 August 2003

Witness statement of Hassan Barka Lafta dated 8 August 2014

Witness statement of Jason Williams

Witness statement of Jonathan Halloran

Witness statement of Kenneth Bamford dated 6 October 2003

Witness statement of Naji Said Finjan

Witness statement of Patrick Burgess dated 27 September 2003

Witness statement of Paul Everitt dated 30 August 2003

Witness statement of Peter Brookes dated 31 January 2005

Witness statement of Peter Brookes dated 9 March 2004

Witness statement of Phillip Hoffman dated 16 October 2003

Witness statement of S008 dated 12 November 2014

Undated witness statement of S009

Witness statement of S009 dated 3 August 2003

Witness statement of S009 dated 7 September 2004

Witness statement of Tha'er Naji Saeed dated 8 August 2014

Witness statement of Thomas Gardner dated 12 July 2004

Witness statement of Thomas Gardner dated 5 August 2003

Summary of interview given by S009 (Arabic)

Witness statement of S009 dated 7 September 2004 (Arabic)

Witness statement of S009 dated 3 August 2003 (Arabic)

Undated witness statement of S009

Witness statement of Peter Brookes dated 9 March 2004 (Arabic)

Witness statement of Kenneth Bamford dated 6 October 2003 (Arabic)

Details

The Inspector found that Mr Said died as a result of a gunshot wound sustained on 2 August 2003 following a struggle in which two British soldiers were attempting to restrain him. During the struggle, one of the soldiers believed that Mr Said was attempting to lay hands on both his own rifle and his colleague’s pistol, and he therefore shot at Mr Said.

Published 8 May 2015