Security guard not investigated for allegedly punching Sheffield tree protester

Police are not investigating an allegation that a private security guard hit an anti-tree felling protester in the face in Sheffield – despite a judge’s ruling that a punch was thrown.

South Yorkshire Police said despite the recent ruling by Mr Justice Males in a High Court hearing and the publication of police logs which confirm the matter was reported to the force, the allegation is currently not under investigation as the victim has not come forward to make a formal complaint.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/security-guard-not-investigated-for-allegedly-punching-sheffield-tree-protester-1-9293451

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One thought on “Security guard not investigated for allegedly punching Sheffield tree protester

  1. Whether or not the victim of the police violence complained is an irrelevance as it had been determined that the officer had acted inappropriately so, at the very least, there should have been an internal inquiry and disciplinary hearing. The fact that there was not might be construed as demonstrating that South Yorkshire Police are incapable of managing their own affairs, and therefore unfit for purpose.

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