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Mr P attended his Probation for a pre-booked appointment but Police Officers from West Yorkshire Police attended too in order to arrest Mr P. When Mr P exited the Probation Office, he was immediately grabbed and handcuffed. Confused about his treatment, Mr P became rigid and the attending Police Officers sought it fit to take him to the floor before using PAVA spray without any prior warnings. Whilst captured after this and screaming in pain, one of the attending Police Officers decided to punch Mr P numerous times to his head, jaw and upper body. After this, Mr P was taken to the Police Station after which he was given no further action in regards to the offences that he was arrested for.


Following how he was treated, Mr P approached specialist Actions Against the Police Solicitors, Irvings Law, for assistance. Mr McConville immediately acknowledged that what happened was completely wrong and without hesitation, offered to act for Mr J by way of “no win, no fee” presenting a claim to West Yorkshire Police in regards to excessive force.


Upon receipt of Mr P’s claim, West Yorkshire Police robustly denied liability which left Mr P with no other option but to issue/serve Court proceedings. Once Mr P did this, West Yorkshire Police decided to enter into settlement negotiations before the case’s first case management hearing before the Court whereby Mr P agreed to resolve his claim for a decent amount of money plus the payment of his legal costs too.

Author: Matthew McConville