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Alan Greenidge successfully defended a Lancashire Custody Sergeant in an assault allegation

14 March 2011

Alan Greenidge, a Litigation Executive in the Manchester Criminal & Misconduct department

successfully defended a Custody Sergeant at the magistrates court in respect of an Assault allegation on a prisoner. CCTV footage taken from a custody suite showed our client stretching across the custody desk to slap a detained prisoner who was handcuffed with two police officers either side of him to the face twice. A Police Safety trainer was called to give evidence on behalf of the defence who stated that our client had used a standard defensive strike due to the threat he perceived from the detained prisoner who had targeted him for verbal abuse upon entering the custody suite.