Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
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Witness appeal after man is injured outside Manchester Royal Infirmary

We have begun an investigation into the actions of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) following an incident that took place in the early hours of Friday 27 April this year.

The matter was referred to us by GMP after a 21 year-old man required treatment for facial injuries at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

According to the information we have at this time, the man had earlier been detained in the Fallowfield area of Manchester, but was then de-arrested prior to him being dropped off by the police at the A&E department of the hospital at around 3:30am. It is alleged that as the officers attempted to leave the hospital, the van they were driving came into contact with the man.

Our investigation is in its early stages, however we have obtained CCTV footage of the incident and are planning to obtain accounts from the man, and the officers who attended.

We would encourage anybody who thinks they may have witnessed the incident to contact us at 0800 092 0340, or  

IOPC Regional Director Amanda Rowe said:

“In view of the allegations made, it’s vitally important for us to independently investigate what contact the police had with the man. Although we already have CCTV footage of the incident, it would be very helpful for us if any witnesses to these events came forward. Two police constables have been informed that their conduct is under investigation.”


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