South Yorkshire Police officer to appear in court charged with assault

26 Nov 2018 03:19 PM

A South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officer is due to appear in court this week charged with assault.

Police Constable (PC) Liam Stewart was investigated following an incident that took place on 8 August 2017 in Sheffield which resulted in an 18 year-old man being treated at hospital for facial injuries. The man had come into contact with the police, and was subsequently arrested, prior to the Sheffield Wednesday versus Chesterfield League Cup fixture that evening.

We completed our investigation in February this year and referred our findings and a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for their consideration. PC Stewart was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and he will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

We also shared our investigation report with SYP, who agreed that PC Stewart has a case to answer for gross misconduct. A date for a misconduct hearing is yet to be confirmed.