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Greater Manchester Police officer charged with assault

A Greater Manchester Police sergeant has been charged with assaulting a man in custody.

Sergeant Richard Miller, 45, based at Chadderton police station, is due to appear before Manchester Magistrates' Court on 8 February.

He is accused of assaulting a 32-year-old man at Chadderton custody suite in the early hours of 15 July.

The man had earlier been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer at an Oldham takeaway.

A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said: "The IPCC independently investigated the incident following a referral by Greater Manchester Police.

"A file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which decided Sgt Miller should face the criminal charge.

"The CPS has concluded there is insufficient evidence to charge any other officers involved in the arrest and detention of the man."

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