A Sussex police officer is filmed punching a man as he holds him back on the bus as the man shouts: ‘You’re breaking my hand’
- Video shows police punching man held in the head in Sussex
- The man is on the floor of a bus in Eastbourne with two officers holding his arms
- He complains saying ‘you’re breaking my hand’ before an officer hits him
- Did you witness the incident? Let us know, email: [email protected]
Shocking video shows an officer punching a man being held on a bus outside the Arlington Arms pub in Eastbourne yesterday.
The footage, recorded from the top of the stairs of a double-decker bus, shows two police officers bringing a man to the ground while pushing his arms behind his back.
As he lay face down on the floor of the bus, the man screamed in pain and told officers, “You hurt my hand, you break my hand.”
A man who was held to the floor of a bus in Eastbourne by two police officers, was then struck in the head by a
He repeats the statement several times, before shouting “you’re hurting my hand f*****g”, at which point one of the officers punches the restrained man in the head.
After punching the man, the officer then tells the man to stop pinching him.
The man replied, ‘You just hit me too, huh?’
And the Sussex police officer replied: ‘Yes, for pinching me.’
Footage shows the officer punching the restrained man in the head
After punching the man, the officer said he did it because the man was pinching him
Did you witness the incident?
Let us know, email: [email protected]
Sussex Police have confirmed that they have launched an investigation following the release of the video on social media.
In a statement, police have yet to confirm whether the man has been arrested or for what offences.
“We are aware of this incident which the officer brought to light himself,” Sussex Police said.
A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “We are training our officers to protect themselves and others using reasonable force and are reviewing this footage, together with the body worn video captured by the officer. entire interaction, to determine if further investigation is necessary.”
Anyone with additional footage is asked to contact Sussex Police at reference 538 of 16/07/2022.