Death at the Toxteth riots in 1981


This photo captures the dreadful moment when David Moore – a young disabled man who lived in Liverpool – was killed by a police van traveling at speed during the Toxteth riots. David had gone to see the commotion but was unable to run fast enough to avoid the fateful impact.

Kneeling over him is Pauline Dunlop – who went on to be a high profile Labour city councillor and support of Militant. The shock of what had happened is etched painfully into her face. Moore’s family pursued the police through the courts but with little success.