Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Protest held over alleged Manx police 'corruption'

A protest has been held over allegations of police harassment and corruption on the Isle of Man.

About 30 people marched through Douglas town centre at 1400 BST.

The group said it wanted to hold a peaceful protest to call for better investigations on the island into claims of police harassment.

An Isle of Man Constabulary spokesman said the protest was "in relation to dissatisfaction within the Isle of Man Constabulary complaints procedure".

Insp Phil Shimmin said: "The protest passed peacefully without incident.

"The purpose of the policing operation was to facilitate a peaceful protest whilst minimising any disruption to the community within the town centre.

"It is important to recognise that the right to freedom of expression within lawful parameters is respected by the Isle of Man Constabulary, no matter what the subject of the protest."

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