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Avon and Somerset officer found not guilty of ABH

An Avon and Somerset Police officer has been found not guilty of causing actual bodily harm (ABH) at Bristol Crown Court today.

PC James Clements, 31, denied the offence after an incident in December 2018 on the M5 slip road at junction 14 in which a man sustained injuries.

IOPC Regional Director South West Catrin Evans recently said:

“We carried out a thorough investigation into the use of force following a complaint from the man’s family, which led to the Crown Prosecution Service deciding to bring charges.

“Our investigation also looked at the wider incident on the slip road involving a number of officers. Decisions on whether any of the officers involved may have a case to answer for any alleged breaches of standards of professional behaviour have yet to be taken.”


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