Manchester

GMP custody officer faces 'restraint' misconduct hearing

Neville Edwards
Image caption Neville Edwards was found guilty last year of assaulting a police officer

A police officer may have used "unnecessary force" while detaining a suspect, the police watchdog has said.

Neville Edwards, 32, said he was elbowed and punched when restrained at Longsight Police Station in Manchester on 16 July 2015.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said a custody detention officer is to face a misconduct hearing.

The IPCC had received a voluntary referral from police in January 2016.

The watchdog also looked at the actions of a custody sergeant, but said there was no case to answer for misconduct.

A date for the custody detention officer's hearing has yet to be set.

Last year at Manchester Crown Court, Edwards was sentenced to 12 months for biting an officer during his detention.

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