Friday, July 29, 2011

Brockley 3: charges dropped

At the time of the recent royal wedding we reported on the arrest of three people in Wickham Road, Brockley for planning to stage some anti-monarchist street theatre. This week comes news that charges have been dropped against Chris Knight, Camilla Power and Patrick Macroidan. So justice has kind of been done, though we might well ask why they were subject to preventative detention at Lewisham police station when they were not engaged in any criminal enterprise other than planning a protest.

Lewisham police officer convicted

In other news from Lewisham police station, the Newsshopper reports that a Lewisham police officer has been convicted of assault after he 'pulled a man out of a car by his neck' and 'left his victim with red marks and bruising around their neck'. PC Ian Collis was off duty at the time of the attack in Crofton Road, Locksbottom. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 120 hours of unpaid work (hmm... compare and contrast with recent jailing of a student protestor for a year for throwing a stick).

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