South Yorkshire Police officer to appear in court

16 Nov 2020 11:43 AM

A South Yorkshire Police officer will appear in court charged with unlawful and malicious wounding after an incident following a Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday football match in February.

A 16-year-old boy was injured in the incident in Midland Street, Barnsley.

Police Constable William Sampson, aged 26, will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 2 December.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) completed its investigation in August and referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which made the decision to charge PC Sampson.