A police dog handler who was found guilty of kicking a school boy in the throat is celebrating after his conviction was quashed because of lack of evidence.Yes, it's this case. The 'schoolboy' in question isn't Tom Brown, by a long chalk..
Judge Loraine-Smith said: ‘We found PC Peel an impressive witness with a long and unblemished record.
‘There is a mass of evidence for that for him to behave in this way was completely out of character. The question is, can we be sure that he used excessive force in carrying out that detention.
‘On the evidence we heard today, we don’t think we can be sure.
‘Accordingly we allow this appeal.’He should never have been on trial in the first place.