27th January 2020

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the level of force used during the arrest of a 34 year old man on 8 January 2020.

The man was arrested by Lancashire Constabulary Officers in Accrington.  CCTV footage showed the arrest.

A number of blows apparently land on the man.  He appeared fully compliant when the Police first arrived.

Lancashire Constabulary voluntarily referred the case to the IOPC.  The IOPC are now investigating.

The CCTV footage showing the arrest can be found here.