A man, falsely arrested and assaulted was taken to Skelmersdale Police station. The officers name will be added when we receive his identity.
The man was pepper sprayed and pinned to the ground by officers preventing him from breathing. To add to this, the arresting officer sat on the victims chest and put his hands around the victims throat.
After being left naked and injured in the police cell, the victim was taunted by female Police officers adding to the victims anxiety resulting in the victim suffering what was believed to be a heart attack. The Police initially refused to call an ambulance unless the victim put on a Police prisoner suit. The victim refused stating he was suffering increased pain to his chest and that he was not able to get dressed and would only wear his own clothes, the Police called the ambulance. While awaiting the ambulance, Police tried to convince the victim to get dressed even though he was suffering a suspected heart attack. The victim told the Police repeatedly to leave him alone. The officer was then caught on CCTV throwing the victims clothes on the victims head while he sat clutching his chest in agony.
Inspector Charlie Cox of Lancashire Police was aware of this and still declared that his officer did nothing wrong to the victim on this evening.
The victim spent 2 days on a cardiac ward and was later acquitted of any wrongdoing.
A petition has been started to see criminal charges be brought against Charlie Cox.