Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said:'I fully appreciate the public will be very concerned. '
What's to be concerned about? Did the police throw a handcuffed prisoner off the bridge for shits n' giggles? That'd be something to be concerned about...
The father of a labourer who entered the Thames as he was being arrested after a drunken row with his girlfriend today accused police of 'watching' him die, claiming his son could have been saved as the water was only 'waist-deep'.
At the point he went in, yes, no doubt. But this sorry collection of chavnames are the ones to blame for what happened here, entirely.
Liam Allan was on a night out in Kingston, south-west London, with his partner, Caitlin, and teen brother Ethan Adami-Clack on Friday when he entered the water via steps by Bill's restaurant on Riverside Walk just after 10.30pm.
She reportedly ran to the corner of the bridge where she saw him swimming away from police, and officers are alleged to have tried to stop her chasing after him.
So they saved her from drowning with him. Win some, lose some!
The response of this kid's father is quite telling about what sort of person we are talkiing about here:
'Why did the police even take him down to the river bank? It was an alleged theft, but his girlfriend was always ringing the police over him for something, and it wasn't a theft. They were out together, what would he have taken?'
Who know? That's why the police were in the process of arresting him, so they could find out...
Mr Allan, who did agency work in construction but wanted to be a rapper...
Say no more.