IPCC probes west London police ‘rough’ handling of boy, 9

Police watchdog probe stop and search in Alperton

AN investigation is underway after claims that police officers manhandled a nine-year-old boy and his two cousins after stopping their car.

The trio have lodged an official complaint against the officers from the Territorial Support Group after they were pulled over at Hanger Lane, Alperton, last month.

The 24-year-old driver was issued with a fixed penalty notice for using his mobile phone while driving, and both he and his 14-year-old cousin claim they sustained facial and other injuries after excessive force was used by the officers.

The nine-year-old is also claimed to have been roughly handled by the officers.

Their complaints were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who is probing the actions of the officers involved.

The investigation is looking into the grounds for the stop, and the methods and level of force used during the stop.

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The IPCC is also trawling through CCTV footage at the scene and has carried out house to house inquires.