A police officer Tasered an 'old' shoplifter twice before leaving him a bloodied mess by 'stamping' on his back yesterday.
Hertfordshire Police said he was treated for a 'minor cut' and later discharged with no serious injuries. The force added that 'a physical altercation occurred and the man reportedly took the PC’s body worn video camera and damaged it by throwing it to the floor'.
The man was arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer and criminal damage. He remains in custody.
Cue predictable outrage from passers by:
Mr Symonds, a car transporter, called the response 'disgusting'. He said: 'The bloke clearly wasn't a strong old man. There was no active violence from him whatsoever.'
He was clearly failing to obey their instructions and they'd already tried PAVA spray - should they have waded in with batons instead?
Or...there's another option:
The footage, taken at an unknown location in Tehran, shows the woman - with her head exposed - being wrangled by security officers into the side of a van.
One female officer, who is fully veiled, can be seen grabbing the woman's hair while another holds her arm and a third drags her using what appears to be a dog snare.
The woman is then bundled into the van, hitting her head against the roof in the process, before the door is shut and the vehicle moves away.
It'll be a bit hard to put them on the utility belt, but who could object?