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Investigation following Greater Manchester Police incident in Rochdale

We have begun an investigation following an incident at a supermarket in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

Footage of the incident, which has been widely publicised, shows Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers arresting two people at a Tesco supermarket on Silk Road on the evening of 25 September 2018. 

IOPC Regional Director Amanda Rowe: “After careful assessment, we have taken the decision to launch an investigation into this incident following the complaint referred to us.

“I am aware that the footage, which has been circulated in the media and on social media, is causing concern. This, as well as the serious allegations made in the complaint, means it is vital for public confidence that we look independently at the circumstances and the actions of the officers involved.”

GMP made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) on 28 September after receiving a complaint alleging excessive use of force and discrimination by the arresting officers.


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