Irish man awarded pounds 7,500 by police

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Irish man awarded

pounds 7,500 by police

An Irish man was paid pounds 7,500 damages and costs by the Metropolitan Police yesterday after he claimed two officers beat him up and one racially abused him.

Paul Moran, 32, alleges that he was walking away from his home in west London at about midnight in December 1992 when a police vehicle stopped and PC Keith Lloyd and PC Ian Whitely got out and seized him. Later he was locked up for two and a half hours before being released without charge.

Sir Paul Condon, the Commission of the Metropolitan Police admitted liability for the assault and false imprisonment.