An independent public inquiry set up to examine the events surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh, the subsequent investigation and whether race was a factor

Sheku Bayoh died on 3 May 2015 after an incident in the street in Kirkcaldy involving officers of Police Scotland.

The purpose of the Inquiry is to examine:

  • the immediate circumstances leading to the death of Mr Bayoh
  • how the police dealt with the aftermath
  • the subsequent investigation into the death
  • whether race was a factor

The Inquiry can also make recommendations to prevent deaths in similar circumstances.

Read the full terms of reference here.

The Inquiry is chaired by Lord Bracadale.

Watch Lord Bracadale's video update

The Inquiry Chair, Lord Bracadale, outlines progress made by the Inquiry.

Read a transcript here

Latest news

You'll find the latest updates from the Inquiry below.

Preliminary hearing announced

Published: 07/10/2021 - 9:13am

Preliminary hearing to be held on 18 November 2021

Media advisory published

Published: 15/09/2021 - 9:22am

Media advisory issued in relation to a restriction order made by the Chair


Restriction order published

Published: 15/09/2021 - 8:47am

The Inquiry has published a restriction order