PCC response to Kirklees assault incident (28 Nov 2018)


West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson said:

"There is understandably a great deal of concern surrounding reports and the footage of this incident which I share. I have been in contact with the Chief Constable and West Yorkshire Police on this matter.

"There was already a comprehensive police and partnership response in place using our existing networks to offer a wider level of reassurance and to ensure it is being dealt with robustly.

"Likewise, I know that everything possible is being done to offer the necessary support for the victim and his family.

"It is very important that we now allow policing and justice processes to take their course and to continue to work together with partners and with the wider community in our approach to early intervention and prevention of such incidents."

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