PC loses common as­sault ap­peal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer who punched a sus­pected sho­plifter in the head has been dis­missed with­out no­tice from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Ser­vice.

James Kid­die, 45, from Ruis­lip, was found guilty of common as­sault in Fe­bru­ary for the at­tack on a woman in a Re­gents Street clothes shop on Novem­ber 26, 2012.

He was sentenced at West­min­ster Mag­is­trates’ Court in March to 150 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and or­dered to pay £500 costs and a £60 vic­tim sur­charge.

The of­fi­cer, who lived in War­ren­der Way, ap­pealed against that con­vic­tion in April but the judge up­held the mag­is­trate’s find­ings.

This month, he was dis­missed with­out no­tice by a gross mis­con­duct board.

Kid­die was caught on CCTV punch­ing a woman in the head in a store­room at the London branch of Uniqlo.

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