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World

Web Desk
March 12, 2019

Muslim man brutally beaten up by Midland Police officers: video goes viral

World

Web Desk
Tue, Mar 12, 2019


A shocking video, making rounds on the internet, shows that Midlands Police officers repeatedly striking a Muslim man over the head in a bid to   detain him. Two officers hold the man's arms apart while one repeatedly hits him on the head.

25-year-old  Shariff Athman, who claims to have filmed the scene, said the man had 'apparently resisted arrest' but said the force reaction was 'shocking'.

A short video clip shows  three male officers and one female officer   hitting the Muslim man repeatedly over the head while holding his arms apart. One of the four officers closed the door to block out the camera's view of the arrest.

Initially there was confusions about the location of the incident as forces around the country rushed to distance themselves from the video. But later West Midlands Police confirmed the video involved their officers, adding that  the  Professional Standards department will consider whether the matter needs to be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

In a Tweet the force said: 'West Midland Police is aware of video footage that has been posted to social media, that shows a man being restrained by officers.