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Family of woman, 90, handcuffed and covered with spit hood instruct Duncan Lewis in action against police (1 June 2023)

Date: 01/06/2023
Duncan Lewis, Action Against Public Authorities Solicitors, Family of woman, 90, handcuffed and covered with spit hood instruct Duncan Lewis in action against police

The family of a 90-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s Dementia has instructed Duncan Lewis Solicitors to support and represent them, after their relative experienced heavy-handed police treatment during her detention.

One officer targeted the 90-year-old woman with a Taser device. She was handcuffed and a so-called spit hood placed over her head, when the Metropolitan police restrained her, before she was transported to hospital, secured to a gurney in an ambulance.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the incident.

The family has asked that all media enquiries be directed to Duncan Lewis Solicitors in the first instance.

Experienced Claims Against Public Authorities director and solicitor Graeme Rothwell and caseworker Christine Dela Cruz have been instructed by the family to represent them.

The team are experts in holding public authorities to account when they abuse their powers, fail to observe their professional obligations or otherwise act unlawfully.

Graeme has assisted a wide variety of clients, many of whom are vulnerable, following negative experiences at the hands of the state. He regularly assists in making complaints and bringing civil claims, against the police, the prison service, and government departments. He also advises in relation to mishandling of personal information, discrimination and breaches of legislation designed to protect basic human rights.

For advice in relation to claims against the police and inquests, please contact Graeme via email at graemer@duncanlewis.com or via telephone on 020 7275 2886 and Christine via email at christined@duncanlewis.com
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