Police watchdog complete investigation into complaint of assault by police officer on Tilbury UKIP councillor

A POLICE watchdog investigation into an alleged assault by a police officer at the home of a Tilbury UKIP councillor has been concluded.

Police were called to the Stifford Clays home of cllr John Allen in December 27th last year.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault.

It appears that soon after cllr Allen was transferred to Basildon Hospital with an injury.

He was later released from police custody without charge.

Soon after that, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) initiated an invesitgation.

An IPCC spokesperson said: “The IPCC investigation into the alleged excessive use of force by an Essex Police officer against two men is complete.

“Essex Police referred an incident in which a man sustained an injury during his arrest to the IPCC on 28 December 2016. Complaints were made by the injured man and another individual, and an independent investigation was started in January this year.

“We are liaising with Essex Police regarding our investigation conclusions and potential disciplinary proceedings”.

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Story from December 28th, 2016

THE CIRCUMSTANCES surrounding the arrest of a UKIP councillor for assault are set to be investigated by a police watchdog.

As reported yesterday, Tilbury councillor, John Allen, was arrested at his home address in Stifford Clays on December 27th last year.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault.

It appears that soon after cllr Allen was transferred to Basildon Hospital with an injury.

He was later released from police custody without charge.

A spokesperson for IPCC said: “The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the alleged excessive use of force by an Essex Police officer against two men.

“Essex Police referred an incident in which a man sustained an injury during his arrest to the IPCC on 28/12/16, and a decision to independently investigate was subsequently made.

“Complaints have also been made by two members of the public in relation to the incident.

“The investigation, which is in its very early stages, will examine the appropriateness of the uses of force on the two men by the officer.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Two complaints of assault have been received as a result of an incident in which a man was arrested on suspicion of assault following calls to a disturbance at an address in Grays on the evening of Tuesday, December 27. The complaints have been referred to the IPCC.

UKIP has confirmed to YT that they shall not make any comment as this matter is with the IPCC.