Policeman attacked homeless pensioner’
A KENTISH Town police officer is being investigated amidst accusations of an attack on a homeless pensioner. The incident is alleged to have happened three weeks ago outside the Trinity Church night shelter on Buck Street
A KENTISH Town police officer is being investigated amidst accusations of an attack on a homeless pensioner.
The incident is alleged to have happened three weeks ago outside the Trinity Church night shelter on Buck Street.
Carl Berry was manning the door at the homeless shelter when trouble flared. He said: "One of the homeless guys was just walking down the road when the police jumped on him, pinned him to a wall and began roughing him up.
"An elderly man in his 60s from the shelter went up and was asking them to stop and got pushed over in the fracas.
"There was a guy filming it and they put him against a wall and told him he had to delete the film from his phone or they would take it from him."
Mr Berry and other witnesses have given statements to the police.
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A spokesman confirmed a formal complaint had been made. He said: "This will be investigated by the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards. No officer has been suspended at this time."
Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson and Camden Town councillor Pat Callaghan have called on the police to investigate the matter thoroughly.