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UPDATE: Investigation into Metropolitan Police officer’s contact with 15-year-old cyclist

An IPCC independent investigation was launched early on Wednesday 22 November after a 15-year-old sustained facial injuries while being detained by the Metropolitan Police.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Tom Milsom, who is overseeing the investigation, said:

“Understandably, concerns have been raised within the community about how this teenager came by his injuries. I want to assure everybody that our independent investigation will rigorously examine the evidence we gather, to establish what took place.

“Our investigators have obtained CCTV and body worn video footage and begun analysing it. We have established that the teenager was pushed from his bicycle by a police officer who was in the area responding to reports of the theft of a mobile phone.

“We will be conducting house to house enquiries in the area and would again ask for the co-operation of anyone who may have witnessed the event. We have received the initial accounts provided by the officers, potential witnesses are being contacted, house to house enquiries will be taking place and the IPCC will be issuing witness appeal flyers and installing a witness appeal board at the scene.

“We have made contact with the teenager’s family and will be providing them with regular updates as the investigation progresses.

“Our investigators will review the information that was available to officers prior to contact with the teenager and examine the extent of the force used to detain him. We will also be looking at the care provided after he was knocked off his bicycle.”

Witnesses can contact the IPCC on 0800 029 4687 or southwarkparkroad@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk

 

Channel website: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk

Original article link: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/update-investigation-metropolitan-police-officer%E2%80%99s-contact-15-year-old-cyclist

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