Assistant Chief Constable Patrick Geenty
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Wiltshire Police statement on cell attack case

A police officer has been jailed for six months 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, 59, through Melksham police station in Wiltshire.

Andrews, 37, was convicted of causing her actual bodily harm. He has been suspended from duty and will face a police misconduct hearing.

Assistant Chief Constable Patrick Geenty from Wiltshire police gave a statement and apologised on behalf of the force.

He said: "There is no place in Wiltshire Police for an officer like this."

  • 07 Sep 2010