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Police sergeant faces charges after G20 protests

Issue No. 2171

The Territorial Support Group police sergeant who was broadcast on YouTube appearing to strike a woman at the G20 protests in London earlier this year is to be charged with assault.

Sergeant Delroy Smellie faces up to six months in prison if found guilty.

Nicola Fisher suffered serious bruising after the incident, which occurred on 2 April.

She was at a vigil in the City of London for paper seller Ian Tomlinson, who had died the day before after being shoved and harassed by police.

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Tue 29 Sep 2009, 18:27 BST
Issue No. 2171
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