First public statement from solicitors acting for Youness Bentahar, arrested in Aberfeldy last week

HSR Solicitors who act for Mr. Youness Bentahar who was arrested in Oban Street, Aberfeldy last week have published their first press statement. This is reproduced in full below. In the statement HSR say that they cannot see how their client was obstructing the highway and that their client was legally parked on a single yellow line while displaying a valid blue disabled badge.

They also question whether the arrest was lawful.

Mr Bentahar was struck by police officers several times during the incident and subsequently suffered from a seizure in addition to a broken finger, a laceration to his face and bruising.

Statement by HSR Solicitors acting for Youness Bentahar

HSR Solicitors statement. Click on image for larger version


The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has started an investigation into the incident and community members expressed their views to the police at a meeting earlier this week.

Many thanks to Cllr. Rabina Khan (Liberal Democrat, Shadwell) for providing LW with the statement.

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