Watchdog investigates after Leeds arrest incident

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Police watchdogs have launched an investigation after a father was allegedly stuck around the head with a baton by officers responding to reports of an assault,

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating the incident in Leeds which involved a 39-year-old man being injured during an arrest by West Yorkshire Police.

Police officers were called to a report of a woman being assaulted in Torre Grove in Leeds just after midnight on May 23. While the officers were arresting a man it is reported his father attempted to intervene.

The father was allegedly struck on the head and leg with police batons, suffering a cut to his head and bruising to his neck and leg which required treatment at St James’ Hospital.

IPCC Commissioner Nicholas Long said: “Our investigation will examine all the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine whether the force used by the officers was lawful, justified and proportionate.”

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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