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Custody sergeant accused of using 'excessive force'

A custody sergeant is being accused of gross misconduct after allegedly using excessive and disproportionate force against a detainee.

It is alleged that Sergeant Martin Fox's actions have brought discredit and undermined confidence in the police force.

A two-day public hearing will be held at Avon and Somerset police headquarters from 1 April.

The alleged incident took place at Patchway police station on 29 August.

Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed that Sgt Fox has been placed on restricted duties in the meantime.

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