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Family calls for justice after South Hedland death in custody
Posted on September 30, 2014
Warren Barnsley and ABC News

Western Australia - The family of a Yamatji woman who died in the South Hedland police watch house in August has called for anyone who contributed to her death to be held to account.

The 22-year-old woman, who was detained for unpaid fines, was taken to hospital twice while being held in custody over three days, but deemed fit to be held in the lock-up.

Her boyfriend, who was reportedly held in the cell beside her, says she had to plead to officers to be given medical attention.

The woman's grandmother, Carol Roe, says they want answers.


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