Julian Cole, a sports science student and semi professional football player, had his neck broken by 6 police officers on a night out in Bedford. 3 of the officers later lied about their involvement during the investigation of the arrest. Julian was unarmed and was tragically left brain damaged and paralysed for life as a result of the incident outside of a nightclub in Bedford in 2013. He is now in need of 24hr bed bound care.

The police and government have offered no compensation after 7 years and the family is still fighting for justice.

The purpose of this campaign is to raise money to help contribute to Julian Cole’s medical care and mainly support his family in any way possible in adjusting to their new roles in Julians life. As well as the fight for justice and seeing the (ex) police officers arrested, charged and jailed for their criminal abuse of power.

Julian was NOT the reason police were called in the first place. He was innocent, unarmed and stood at approximately 5’5 (below average height for a man).

Since May 2013, his life has changed beyond all recognition. Once an energetic young man and a promising semi-professional athlete, he's now dependent on nursing staff and his devoted parents for everything. It’s unfair and unjust. Imagine this was your own child? - #Justice4JulianCole - Follow @colefamilytruth  on Twitter.

Update 17. March 2020:

Thank you all for your generous donations and for helping us reach the campaign goal so quickly. Much love to all of you who have helped raise money and awareness for my friend Julian and his Family.

The next steps:

I am in contact with Julian’s Family and we've decided to help them through the process of withdrawing the money to make it as easy as possible for them. I intend to withdraw the funds onto my own bank account and then transfer the money directly to Julian’s mother's bank account. Me and my team will work closely with the gofundme team to ensure everything goes smoothly. Again thank you all so much for your help and participation.

Donations (698)

  • Dominic Martin
    • £20 
    • 7 mos
  • Dominic Martin
    • £20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £6 
    • 2 yrs
  • Rochelle Morrison
    • £20 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Che Lingo
Raised £3,865 from 157 donations
Claudia Cole
Daniel Schmidt
Team member
This team raised £9,957 from 541 other donations.

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