Pamela Somerville
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Cell assault woman 'trying to forget' ordeal

A police officer has been jailed for six months after he was caught on CCTV throwing a woman into a cell, badly injuring her.

The footage also shows Sgt Mark Andrews dragging Pamela Somerville, 59, through Melksham police station in Wiltshire.

Andrews, 37, was convicted of causing her actual bodily harm. He has been suspended from duty and will face a police misconduct hearing.

Ms Somerville said she had spent two years trying to forget her ordeal.

She added: "I was just flopped around and thrown around... It's not human behaviour is it?"

  • 07 Sep 2010
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