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Assault & Battery

If you have been the victim of a police assault you are likely to feel upset, angry and distressed.

If the police use:

  • Unlawful force; and/or
  • Excessive or unreasonable force when arresting or restraining you

then you may want to hold the police to account for their actions and seek redress or an apology. We understand how important it is to put things right if you have been wronged.

If you were wrongly arrested, you will have a claim for compensation for any unlawful touching by the police including the application of handcuffs and the taking of your fingerprints and DNA.

Even if you were lawfully arrested, you may have a claim for compensation if the force used by the police was excessive in the circumstances.

Our award winning Civil Liberties team is renowned for its expertise in this area. Every year Hodge Jones & Allen successfully helps clients secure compensation, apologies and the removal of their biometric data including fingerprints, DNA and police photographs from the police records.

We have won high profile cases following assaults with police tasers, batons and asps, CS Spray and during restraint. Equally, we take on many cases which do not hit the headlines, but are important to our clients. We passionately fight injustice and we do not give up until we have achieved the best possible outcome for you.

Recent case

  • Layton Goldson was tasered twice by police after breaking up a fight, which he was not involved in. We lodged a complaint against the police and took civil action against them for assault, false imprisonment and inhuman treatment. Layton Goldson received £42,000 in compensation, an apology from the police and reassurance that the police officer would never work for the police again. Layton’s DNA, fingerprints and photographs were also removed from police records.

Our assault & battery claim specialists are part of our London based actions against police team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.