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North Wales Police launch probe into violent arrest video

11 May 2023 2 minute read
The video of the arrest has been circulating online

North Wales Police are investigating a social media video that appears to show an officer punching a man in the head whilst attempting to restrain him using a chokehold during an arrest in Porthmadog.

In the video, another officer can be seen sitting on the man’s legs.

Another video circulating online shows what looks to be to same man being escorted into the back of a police van with his face covered in swellings.

North wales police in Porthmadog today. If this was me or one of the boys 5 years in jail, get this pig sacked. Retweet away pic.twitter.com/7iBSdzF1Ix

— .. (@LiamMur29522063) May 10, 2023

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North Wales Police said in a statement: “We are aware of videos circulating on social media which show North Wales Police officers arresting a 34-year-old male from the Porthmadog area earlier today (Wednesday, 10 May). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The suspect was subsequently conveyed to hospital and assessed by medical staff before his transfer into police custody. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This matter is currently being fully investigated by North Wales Police and further updates will be issued in due course.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

North Wales Police turned off commenting for the statement which appeared as a Facebook post.


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Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones
9 months ago

GOD knows what they did to people before the public carried mobile phones and able to prove what happens with the way police handle

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
9 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Jones

Many have ego problems.

Rebekah
Rebekah
9 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Jones

Whatever the man arrested apparently did there’s no excuse for this sort of brutality from the police officer as police are meant to upheld the law, this police officer is just a thug

Michael Organ
Michael Organ
9 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Jones

Want me to tell you, I will. I was on London Bridge driving a 2ltr Capri Sports in 1979 when I was stopped for no reason (really i was doing about 27mph at 3am). Three constables plus a sergeant in a marked car pulled me up, before I managed to get into the City of London. The sargent stayed in the car, two constables approached me. I stepped out of the car and prepared to be questioned. They ignored me and went straight for the car opened the door and to my amazement started to rifle through my property including… Read more »

Glen
Glen
9 months ago

That WPC looks very pleased with herself as well,

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

No chance of any recoil in a headlock so worse injury…

BBC claims he was punched 9 times!

Last edited 9 months ago by Mab Meirion

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