Police pledge review

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POLICE have said a review will be conducted into the actions of officers and procedures involved in the recent court case with blind March man John Hammond.

Mr Hammond, of Queen Street, told the Citizen last week that he was considering taking action against police officers who accused him of public nuisance and assaulting an officer.

Peterborough magistrates decided there was no case to answer against Mr Hammond, who had been charged with two offences in May when he went to March police station to make a complaint following an alleged incident in Station Road earlier that day and found himself being arrested and kept a police cell for over five hours.

Mr Hammond denied both offences.

In the wake of the collapsed court case, a spokesperson for Cambs police said this week: “The matter has been referred internally to the force’s professional standards department.

“A review will now be conducted around the actions of the officers and procedures involving Mr Hammond’s case.”