Video shows police appearing to hit man with baton at St Pancras station

Dramatic video footage of an incident at St Pancras International station in London appears to show a police officer hitting a man with a baton in front of dozens of onlookers.

10 March 2016 | BY Victoria Roberts FOR The Independent



Dramatic video footage of an incident at St Pancras International station in London appears to show a police officer hitting a man with a baton in front of dozens of onlookers.

The footage, which looks to have been filmed using a mobile phone and is dated Tuesday March 8, shows two uniformed officers shouting for the man to get down.

Man at train station asks why he is being challenged by the police

Police at St Pancras International station in London appear to assualt a man in view of the public.

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He resists their instructions while repeatedly shouting, “I am not a criminal” – at which point the struggle turns physical.

The police officers then repeatedly instruct him to, “Get down on the floor – now!”

But the man continues to resist doing so, shouting, “Why? I’ll go with you – let’s go.”

It is not clear why the man is being detained, but members of the crowd can be heard shouting out in consternation during the four-minute footage of the incident.

Showan Abu uploaded the video to Facebook on Tuesday evening, alongside the caption: “Today at St Pancras International. I don’t know what the commuter actually did, but the police was trying to arrest him.

“He said to the police officers “do not treat my like a criminal, I will go with you” yet they decided to hit him. Make your own mind about the situation. Please share!!”

A spokesman for British Transport Police told The Independent they were aware of the video and were looking into it.

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