There English media has been pursuing a series of stories about police abuse, particularly at protests. A new video (below) has surfaced showing the arrest of two such protesters, Val Swain, 43, and Emily Apple, 33, who claim that they were arrested and roughed up after demanding the badge number of an officer.
The women are members of Fit Watch, which focuses on the police forward intelligence teams (Fits), which monitor protests. Fits have been the subject of widespread complaints from civil libertarians.
The video shows officers standing on the feet of the women and pressing on their necks immediately after the women demanded a badge number.