A campaign group says it has launched a civil claim against Thames Valley Police officers following the death of a man in police custody nine years ago.

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.

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

This week the group said a civil claim has been launched against the individual officers involved and a trial is expected to take place next year.

Thames Valley Police confirmed a civil damages claim has been launched against the force but is unable to provide more detail.

Mr Ullah’s family paid tribute to their loved-one on Monday, which marked the ninth anniversary of his death.