Full investigation needed into incident in Newhaven

Residents in Newhaven have been sharing footage on social media of an incident between a man and a police officer, allegedly recorded on the evening of 16th December on Newhaven High Street. 

The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 1,000 times, shows a police officer in an altercation with a man who is believed to have been intoxicated.

Kelly-Marie Blundell, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Lewes, has called for a full investigation into the incident:

“What we need is a full investigation into the events on the evening of 16th December in Newhaven, to get to the bottom of what actually happened.

“This brings into question the wider issue of continuing cuts to community policing, as well as changes to Police Community Support Officers, who no longer cover the same patch and therefore do not know their local communities.”

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