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Hackney police officer Pc Kashif Mahmood found guilty of assaulting man at cordon – while arresting him

PUBLISHED: 18:03 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:14 09 February 2018

Pc Mahmood was found guilty of assault by beating at a police cordon in May 2017. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Pc Mahmood was found guilty of assault by beating at a police cordon in May 2017. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Archive

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A serving Hackney police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a cordon in Lower Clapton.

Pc Kashif Mahmood, 29, pushed the man against a wall and while arresting him, and the victim banged his head.

The man was left with a cut to his head following the incident on May 5.

Scotland Yard said the man had previously “repeatedly approached police officers” who were guarding a cordon for an unrelated matter, close to the junction of Almack Road and Powerscroft Road. A spokesperson could not tell the Gazette why the cordon was in place.

The Met referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (now the Independent Office for Police Conduct) on May 11, and a decision was made to investigate the officer’s use of force.

Pc Mahmood, who has been on restricted duties, was found guilty of assault by beating at Hendon Magistrates’ Court today.

He will be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on February 19. Now criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings will take place.

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