Yesterday we reported that a mother was desperately calling for justice for her 15-year-old son who suffered horrific injuries after allegedly being beaten by police. His mother, Shereen Jones, said her son Terrell had been left with a split lip, lost teeth, broken jawbone, bruising on the brain and abdominal pain.
A watchdog is now investigating police officers for detaining Terrell after he was left with the serious injuries. He remains in a stable condition in hospital while the Independent Police Complaints Commission appeals for witnesses.
A police spokesperson has finally revealed some information, stating that officers attempted to detain the 15-year-old as he rode through Bermondsey on Tuesday evening after reports of a robbery. The accusation then became that he stole a mobile phone.
The statement read, “The cyclist came off his bicycle and sustained facial injuries. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.”
However, Ms Jones has stated that she believes her son was beaten up by police but Scotland Yard and the National Police Chief’s Council has said that they were unable to respond to this claim this early on in the investigation.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Albion Street in Rotherhithe just after 9pm, adding: “The female victim informed officers that her mobile phone had been stolen by a male youth who had then fled on a bicycle.
“A short while later officers detained a 15-year-old male youth on a bicycle in Southwark Park Road. While being detained, the male came off his bicycle and was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition with facial injuries.”
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