9 Dec 2022

Mother of teenagers stopped by police at South London train station claims they’re traumatised by incident

The mother of two teenage boys who were stopped by police at a train station in South London has claimed they’ve been deeply traumatised by the incident.

One of the boys didn’t show a valid ticket – he was arrested for fare evasion but then de-arrested.

His brother was arrested on suspicion of common assault and possession of an offensive weapon – which was a rock in his pocket his mother says was for a school geography lesson. No further action was taken.

In footage given exclusively to Channel 4 News, one of the boys is seen being restrained against a wall by train staff and another is seen having his handcuffs removed by a police officer.