PCSO to appear in court on assault charge

A POLICE Community Support Officer has been summoned to court after a complaint he assaulted a teenager. 

PCSO Nicholas Pearce is being prosecuted after a 15-year-old boy reported that he had been assaulted b ythe officer in Downend in June.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "Following a call about young people causing a nuisance at Downend Sports Centre on Monday, June 22 we received a complaint from the family of a 15-year-old young man that he had been assaulted by a PCSO.

"The complaint was investigated by our Professional Standards Department and the evidence passed to the Crown Prosecution Service.

"Authorisation was given to prosecute PCSO Nicholas Pearce for common assault and he has been reported for summons for the offence and will appear before magistrates court at a date to be fixed.

"This action demonstrates that we will vigorously investigate all complaints from the public about alleged misconduct by our staff."



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