Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Barnsley police worker charged over groin scalding

A custody detention officer has been charged with assault after a man said hot liquid was deliberately poured on his groin at a police station.

The police watchdog was called in to investigate the alleged incident at Barnsley police station in May.

A spokesman said the 26-year-old man was treated in hospital for burns and blisters to his groin.

Adrian Law, 44, a civilian detention officer, will appear before Leeds magistrates on 19 October.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the case matter was referred to it by South Yorkshire Police.

Mr Law was charged after an investigation was carried out by the force's Professional Standards Department under the direction and control of an IPCC investigator.

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