Met Police refers itself to police watchdog after distressed woman wrongly held over fare evasion

  • 📰 SkyNews
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 54 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 25%
  • Publisher: 67%

United Kingdom Headlines News

United Kingdom Latest News,United Kingdom Headlines

Met Police refers itself to watchdog after mother wrongly held over fare evasion

The Metropolitan Police has referred itself to the police watchdog after a mother was filmed being restrained and handcuffed after inspectors suspected her of fare evasion.

The footage, which went viral on Twitter, shows the bus passenger being held by two officers during the incident in Croydon, south London.As the woman's arms are being held she is heard shouting"what the hell, what are you doing, what the f*** is going on" as bystanders surrounding the scene also demanded answers from the officers.

The Met responded to the backlash in a statement from Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist published on Twitter on Monday, saying the woman did have a valid ticket and acknowledging the incident had been distressing for her and her child. He said an initial review of the officers' actions"did not identify any conduct matters", however the force said it would"reflect" on the incident and engage in discussions with the local community in case things can be done differently in the future.

"Given the level of community concern generated we believe it is in the public interest to voluntarily refer the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to review," he added.


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 35. in UK

United Kingdom Latest News, United Kingdom Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Met to ask police watchdog to review incident after woman wrongly arrested in front of sonThe police watchdog will review the treatment of a mother who was wrongly accused of bus fare evasion in London after footage of her arrest went viral kiaelise1 reports
Source: i newspaper - 🏆 8. / 89 Read more »

10 flood alerts in place across Lancashire as Met Office issues weather warningForecasters say: 'Rain, heavy at times, through Sunday is likely to cause some disruption, particularly to outdoor events.'
Source: LiveLancs - 🏆 10. / 87 Read more »

Flood alerts and warning in place across Lancashire as Met Office issue warningForecasters say: 'Rain, heavy at times, through Sunday is likely to cause some disruption, particularly to outdoor events.'
Source: LiveLancs - 🏆 10. / 87 Read more »

What the Met Office says about European heatwave bringing 'scorching' temperatures to GlasgowThe Met Office has had its say on whether or not a heatwave is on its way for the UK - including Glasgow - as temperatures across parts of Europe soar.
Source: Glasgow_Live - 🏆 4. / 97 Read more »

Met Police dismissal process to be reviewed in 'weeks not months' as force tries to deal with misconduct, minister saysMet Police dismissal rules are being reviewed with new changes set to be announced imminently which will make it easier for the force to sack officers for misconduct, the policing minister has told LBC.
Source: LBC - 🏆 17. / 74 Read more »

Black woman arrested in front of her crying son because Met police wrongly thought she didn't pay bus fareThis is the moment a black woman was arrested and handcuffed in front of her young son, because Met Police officers thought she had not paid her bus fare
Source: LBCNews - 🏆 75. / 59 Read more »