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Wiltshire policeman faces sack for cell attack on woman

A policeman is expected to be fired after he was caught on CCTV throwing a woman into a cell, badly injuring her.

The footage also shows Sgt Mark Andrews dragging Pamela Somerville across the floor of Melksham police station in Wiltshire.

Ms Somerville, now 59, was arrested in July 2008 after being found asleep in her car. Her treatment left her with facial injuries and needing hospital care.

Andrews has been convicted of causing the woman actual bodily harm and is likely to be dismissed from his job.

The BBC's Steve Brodie reports.

  • 05 Sep 2010
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