Reggae singer Smiley Culture dies during police raid in Surrey, England
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
David Emmanuel, a British reggae singer known as England. The singer is believed to have died from a stab wound when the arrived at his house at 07:00 (GMT). Emmanuel, aged 48, was due to face trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine next week., has died during a at his home in ,
It is unclear how Emmanuel received the stab wound but investigators from theare looking to see if it was self-inflicted. Mike Franklin, the South East IPCC commissioner, released a statement saying "We will be looking into the planning of the arrest, the way in which it was carried out and the actions of all the officers who were present at the time of the incident."
A spokesman atmade a statement, "As part of an ongoing operation, officers from the Metropolitan police service's serious and organised crime command attended a residential address in east Surrey to carry out an arrest warrant. While they were at the address, an incident occurred during which a 48-year-old man died. Officers from Surrey police attended the incident and it has been formally referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission."
Emmanuel reached fame during the 1980s. His two biggest hits were "Cockney Translation" and "Police Officer", the latter reaching number 12 in the UK singles chart.
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