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Judge dismisses megaphone 'assault' case involving Met officers

Defence successfully argues no actus reus in using loudhailer as it is not an application of force.

James Farrar outside Southwark Crown Court

James Farrar outside Southwark Crown Court

Date - 16th January 2020
By - Gary Mason
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Using a megaphone in close proximity to officers policing a demonstration does not amount to assault, a judge has ruled today. The two Met officers had pre-existing conditions and neither suffered lasting hearing loss as a result, the court was...
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