Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) lawyers have informed police that De Zoysa cannot be charged with his absence because he is not well enough. mental or physical to invoke, or receive or give instructions law, according to reports The Sun.
“He cannot even be arrested, let alone prosecuted and tried,” said a legal source quoted from Daily Mail on Sunday (18/10/2020).
Met Police chief detective inspector Mick Nevill said, “There is no doubt that De Zoysa is currently affected by the conditions handicap mentally and physically significant, therefore he cannot possibly be questioned. “
“On that basis, the CPS won’t charge him unless he continues to make some sort of recovery, which sounds pretty unlikely.”
De Zoysa has not been identified by the Met police as he has not been charged with any offense.
“We continue to assist the police after the tragic death of Sergeant Matt Ratana,” said a CPS spokesman.
De Zoysa, from Norbury, London Selatan, suspected of injuring Sergeant Ratana, 54, after smuggling a gun into a detention area in Croydon, South London, in an incident on September 25.
Sergeant Ratana died after being shot in the heart at 2:15 a.m. local time, as he prepared to search for the suspect who was arrested and handcuffed on suspicion of supplying medicine and ammunition in Croydon.
The suspect was in the detention cell when he was said to have reached into the trousers for a gun and fired 5 shots with his hands cuffed behind his back.
The shot was aimed at police and at himself hitting his neck.
He later suffered a stroke, which left him paralyzed on his left side and with significant brain injury.
On Septeber, neighbors around the De Zoysa family home in Norbury said the “awkward” loner was autistic and warned he was suffering from mental health issues, which may have sparked a referral to Prevent, the government’s deradicalisation program for suspected extremists in 2018.
He is known to have lived in the house with his mother Elizabeth, a translator running for Green’s candidate in local elections, and her Sri Lankan father, Channa, a former yoga teacher who is said to be passionate about recycling fixing bicycles for free.
De Zoysa was described by peers as a “master mathematician” in his school yearbook, with fellow students claiming he “could have gone to Oxbridge”.
Her yearbook entry featured a photo of her in a school uniform with a friend saying she was “very smart” and another adding, “One day we’ll rule the world together”.
The photo was taken when De Zoysa was 16 years old, when he was in 11th grade at John Fisher School with 1,000 male comprehensive Roman Catholic students in Purley, South London.
Sergeant Matt Ratana fought for 2 hours at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, before dying from a gunshot wound to the chest after being shot “multiple times” by a handcuffed suspect inside the police station, a coroner said earlier this week.