Humberside Police sergeant John Stevenson loses kicking dismissal appeal

John Stevenson
Image caption John Stevenson was dismissed from Humberside Police in November 2015

A former police sergeant dismissed from his job for kicking a teenage boy while making an arrest has had his appeal against the decision rejected.

John Stevenson was sacked from Humberside Police in 2015 following a complaint about his treatment of the boy at Hull Fair in October 2014.

His appeal against the outcome of the misconduct hearing was refused by a Police Appeal Tribunal.

Humberside Police Federation said it was "disappointed" with the decision.

According to reports Mr Stevenson kicked the 16-year-old boy while arresting him on suspicion of stealing a moped.

Det Ch Con Garry Forsyth said the tribunal's ruling meant Mr Stevenson would not be reinstated.

Paul Yeomans, chair of the Humberside Police Federation said: "It's been a very difficult time for everybody involved, including Mr Stevenson and his family, friends and colleagues.

"We've got a decision here today that's not the decision we would have wanted and Mr Stevenson is naturally disappointed."

He said the Federation would await the panel's written ruling before making a decision on whether to continue with Mr Stevenson's appeal.

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