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Police sergeant who ‘beat woman with baton’ at G20 protests to be charged with assault

UK Daily Mail [1]
Monday, Sept 28th, 2009

A police sergeant who allegedly struck a woman during G20 protests will be charged with assault, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

A CPS spokeswoman said there was sufficient evidence to charge Sergeant Delroy Smellie with assault by beating of Nicola Fisher and he will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on November 16.

Ms Fisher was allegedly hit during the G20 protests in London on April 2 as she made her way to a vigil for 47-year-old Ian Tomlinson, who died the previous day.

Sgt Smellie, of the Metropolitan Police, was suspended while the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) conducted an investigation into the allegations made by Ms Fisher, 35, from Brighton.

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