Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
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IOPC investigation following Bromley incident

The Independent Office for Police Conduct’s Regional Director for London, Sal Naseem, said:  “We have now started an independent investigation into the contact Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers had with a 70-year-old man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an incident in Bromley, south-east London around 12 noon on 13 September.

“We received a mandatory referral from the MPS due to the nature of the injuries sustained by the man after he was stopped by officers while driving in Blyth Road and subsequently arrested.

"Ensuring the public have confidence in policing through independent scrutiny is a vital part of our role and therefore it is important that incidents like this are thoroughly investigated. While a small part of what happened has been circulating on social media we will seek to establish the full circumstances and context to determine how this man came by his injuries and whether the actions of officers were proportionate and in line with policy.

“As a result we will be looking at all the available footage including police body worn video and any relevant CCTV. We would also like to hear from anyone driving past, or anyone else who either recorded the incident or witnessed what happened. They can contact us at sends e-mail) or call our witness appeal line on 0300 3030779.

“Our investigation is in its very early stages and we will be in contact with the man who was injured in due course to explain our role.”

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