Statement by Collette Bell (partner of Sheku Bayoh), read out the press conference in Edinburgh on 15 May. Sheku Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy on 3 May 2015.
Sheik was my soul mate and my best friend.
He was kind, caring and affectionate and had so many aspirations.
He was working hard to make a better future for our family and we had so much to look forward too.
I need answers as to why he was taken from me.
I need to know why as my partner lay dying a few streets away the police were busy lying to me in my house then a police station.
I want to know the whole truth of the circumstances surrounding his death so that one day I can explain to my son Isaac Bayoh, why he has had to grow up without his daddy.
Statement by Aamer Anwar, solicitor for the family of Sheku Bayoh.