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Lancashire officer charged with assault after arresting car thief

A Lancashire Police officer has been charged with assault following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into the arrest of a car thief.

Lancashire officer charged with assault after arresting car thief

Date - 3rd August 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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PC Saul Hignett, 26, was one of a number of officers who restrained and arrested Adeel Ashraf, 34, for stealing a vehicle on 8 January in Accrington. Footage of the arrest circulated online and appears to show Ashraf being punched by one of six...
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