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17 Jul 2020

UK policeman kneels on neck of black man in London eight weeks after killing of George Floyd in US

A police officer has been suspended and another placed on restricted duties, after video footage emerged showing a man being detained on the ground as he shouted: ‘Get off my neck’.

The incident happened yesterday evening, in north London, after police were called to reports of a fight.

Although it’s not clear what happened in the moments beforehand, the Met’s deputy commissioner has tonight described the footage as “extremely disturbing”.

Warning: this report contains disturbing images from the start