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Metropolitan Police officer sentenced for headbutting teenager

A Metropolitan Police officer convicted of headbutting a 14-year-old boy has been given a suspended jail sentence.

PC Karl Bartlett, 42, was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for one year, and 18 hours of unpaid work.

He was found guilty of common assault at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The teenager had been a passenger in a car whose driver was pulled over by Bartlett in north-west London last March. Bartlett opened the car door and attacked the boy.

The driver, Lee Rosier, 24, was pulled over for using a mobile phone near Hangar Lane on 1 March 2011 by the Territorial Support Group officer, the court heard.

Mr Rosier was driving home from a classic car rally in west London when the attack happened.

Bartlett is currently suspended from duty, the Metropolitan Police said.

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