Leeds & West Yorkshire

IPCC inquiry over police excessive force claim in Leeds

A claim that West Yorkshire Police officers used excessive force during an incident which left a man injured in Leeds is being investigated.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said police were called to a report a woman was being assaulted in Torre Grove on 23 May.

While a man was being arrested for that it is reported his father tried to intervene and was hit with batons.

The IPCC is investigating if the force used by officers was excessive.

The injured man suffered 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."

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