Bristol PCSO Nicholas Pearce to face common assault charge

A police community support officer is to appear before magistrates to be charged with common assault over an alleged attack on a boy at a Bristol leisure centre.

Nicholas Pearce, 31, is alleged to have assaulted the 15-year-old at Downend Sports Centre on 22 June.

The charge follows an Avon and Somerset Police investigation into a complaint by the boy's family.

Mr Pearce is due to appear before Bristol magistrates at a later date.

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