SYP officer charged with assault of 16-year-old football fan

An officer from South Yorkshire Police has been charged with assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a football match between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday in February.

Nov 12, 2020
By Tony Thompson

Police Constable William Sampson, aged 26, will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on December 2 following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Footage widely shared on social media at the time showed the injured youth bleeding on the pavement with a large gash on his head. The footage prompted the IOPC investigation.

A statement from the IOPC said it completed its investigation in August and referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, which made the decision to charge PC Sampson.

Related News

Select Vacancies

Chief of Police

Gibraltar Defence Police

Assistant Chief Constables

Scottish Police Authority

Constables on Promotion to Sergeant

Greater Manchester Police

Copyright © 2024 Police Professional