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Babar Ahmad (6)

Thursday 12th August 2010

Four members of the Metropolitan Police's territorial support group are going to be charged:

Simon Clements, head of the CPS special crime division, has announced that four of the five officers involved in the arrest will face criminal charges.

Clements said: "Our conclusion is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge four of the officers involved in the arrest of Mr Ahmad with causing actual bodily harm to him, contrary to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Police constables Nigel Cowley, John Donohue, Roderick James-Bowen and Mark Jones will be summonsed to appear at City of Westminster magistrates court on 22 September 2010."The Metropolitan police initially denied claims that Ahmad had been assaulted, saying officers had used reasonable force during the arrest. But in March last year the Met admitted liability in the high court and agreed to pay £60,000 to Ahmad in damages.