Constable jailed for assault

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The Independent Online
A policeman was jailed for six months at the Old Bailey after being convicted of kicking a student 20 times on the eve of a festival for the homeless.

Paul Evans, 32, from Stoke Newington police station, north London, brought disgrace on himself and shame on his profession, said Judge Graham Boal. The jury was told he assaulted Ben Swarbrick; he was also found guilty of affray, but cleared of other charges of assault, false imprisonment and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Evans will be sacked from the police and lose his pension.

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