The family of a man who died while being restrained by Thames Valley Police officers have paid tribute to their “beloved” relative on the ninth anniversary of his death.

Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah died during a police stop-and-search in Sharrow Vale in High Wycombe on July 3, 2008 after a package of class A drugs became lodged in his throat.

A month-long inquest into Mr Ullah’s death in February 2015 concluded the 39-year-old did not die as a result of an “unlawful killing” however found police officers “poorly managed” the situation.

Mr Ullah’s family vowed to fight for justice following his death and launched campaign group “Justice for Paps”.

On the ninth anniversary of her brother’s death Nasrit Mahmood has vowed her family will continue campaign for justice.

She said: “It’s been nine agonising years since Habib passed away and he is thought about and missed every day. Habib’s children have grown up without a father.

“Their birthdays and special events have been incomplete without him and they have had to learn the said fact that he is never coming back. His last words were “see you later” but then he never returned.

“It is tragic how his life was taken away just like that. The massive loss of a beloved family member is heart breaking and we will never give up fighting for justice, even if it takes another nine years.

“Habib will always remain in our hearts and prayers forever.”