Cop gave driver ‘clip round the ear’

Stoke Newington

A police officer told colleagues to ‘turn off their body worn cameras’ before assaulting a driver during a drugs search, a court heard. Ian Smellie, 64, allegedly took Rafik Miah round the corner and ‘clipped him on the ear’ in Kyverdale Road, Stoke Newington, north London, last 10 November. During the search the driver was ‘argumentative and abusive’ towards the six officers before Smellie allegedly assaulted him, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. Smellie, who is no longer in the force, stood…

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