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Two Beds Police officers to appear in court over Faruk Ali assault

Faruk Ali's family say he was attacked outside his home

Faruk Ali's family say he was attacked outside his home

 

Two Beds Police officers will appear in court over the assault of an autistic man from Luton.

Faruk Ali, 33, was allegedly beaten while watching bin collectors outside his Whitby Road home on February 20.

His sister Husna Begum said she was woken by the sound of Faruk screaming and says she saw a man dragging him across the floor and punching him.

Christopher Thomas, 33, from Welwyn Garden City, will be attending court to answer charges of with racially aggravated assault, assault, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.

Christopher Pitts, 39, from Bedford, will be attending court to answer charges of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.

Both constables will appear at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court on September 1.

The charges have been brought forward as Leicestershire Police carries out a thorough investigation into the incident, under the supervision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Beds Police said it is “continuing to do all it can to support this investigation”.

 

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