Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GMP Boss Calls for Watchdog to Look at 'Cell Brutality' Claim

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GMP Boss Calls for Watchdog to Look at 'Cell Brutality' Claim

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THE region's police boss has called on GMP to let a watchdog investigate allegations that a man was 'brutally assaulted' by officers in a cell.

As reported in the M.E.N., Neville Edwards, 31, who was later found guilty of ABH for biting an officer during the incident at Longsight police station, says he was elbowed and kneed by officers as they restrained him. He says the force used was unjustified.

Footage of Mr Edwards being restrained in the cell was shown to a jury at Manchester Crown Court, and he has now posted it on his Facebook page.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said: "It is in the interests of all those concerned that it is investigated fully, quickly and independently and I will therefore request that the chief constable refers this matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission."

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