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Bristol PC faces misconduct hearing after boy, 13, punched

A police officer who allegedly punched a boy of 13 during a stop and search in Bristol, is to face a misconduct hearing.

The officer, serving with Avon and Somerset Police, is accused of using excessive force on 22 June.

A police spokesman said the hearing would be chaired by a senior officer.

"The sanctions available to them, if they find that gross misconduct is proven, range from words of advice to dismissal without notice," he said.

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