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Merseyside police officer assaults 10-year-old autistic boy in school hallway

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Merseyside police officer assaults 10-year-old autistic boy in school hallway

Merseyside Police officer PC Christopher Cruise lunges to kick a 10-year-old boy lying on the ground, stopping inches away from his body before dragging him along the floor and into a room, CCTV obtained by Channel 4 News shows.

The officer who was stationed at the boy’s school was convicted of assault after a Crewe Magistrates’ Court trial.

Moments later, Cruise walked into another classroom and asked the children if they could hear the boy crying before saying to another child: “You’re next”.

The boy’s family have now called for officers to receive mandatory training on handling children with similar conditions.

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