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19 Mar 2021

Shocking CCTV footage shows off-duty police officer violently assaulting woman

News Correspondent

An off-duty police officer who admitted assaulting a woman as she walked home alone has been spared jail and handed a curfew, as well as being ordered to pay compensation and costs.

PC Oliver Banfield grabbed Emma Homer last summer, putting her in a headlock and verbally abusing her. He has now been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of gross misconduct.

Ms Homer has been speaking to us about her ordeal and fight for justice.