Richard Plange, 19, of Scunthorpe, was arrested in an assault inquiry in front of 4,000 fans at a Scunthorpe v Hull City football match in 1989, when he was 16, Grimsby county court heard. He was held for more than two hours before his alibi was confirmed.
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A teenager unlawfully arrested and assaulted by police was yesterday awarded damages of pounds 13,750 against the Chief Constables of Humberside and Lincolnshire.