Disgraced Merseyside PC Shown On Body Cam Attacking Innocent Man During Routine Wellness Check

‘You’d better twist your neck in it’: Police officer’s outrageous rant on innocent man during a welfare check, just before he repeatedly punched him – then tried to cover up the attack before he was jailed

  • Darren McIntyre, 47, attacked Mark Bamber in Ainsdale, Merseyside
  • He was sentenced to 19 months in prison for trying to hide the unprovoked attack aanval
  • Bodycam footage shows PC McIntyre approaching Bamber and telling him to ‘wound up his f****** neck’ before hitting him repeatedly on the head

Police have released bodycam footage of a disgraced police officer jailed for attempting to cover up an attack on an innocent man.

Darren McIntyre, 47, was sentenced to 19 months behind bars after assaulting a man during a welfare check at a property in Ainsdale, Merseyside.

Judge David Aubrey, QC, criticized the PC – which would later try to cover up the attack – for acting out of “pure aggression and abuse of the powers granted to you.”

The judge sentenced McIntyre, of Derwent Avenue in Southport, to four months in prison for assault and 15 months in prison for disrupting justice.

Merseyside Police have now released the video footage from the bodycams of McIntyre and another police officer just before he repeatedly punched Mark Bamber.

McIntyre’s attack took place after he and three colleagues visited a home for a welfare check in Ainsdale in the early morning of June 19, 2019.

In the footage, McIntyre, who has been working as a PC for over two decades, can be seen in Mr Bamber’s face and can be heard saying, “What if I step into yours?”

Darren McIntyre, 47, was sentenced to 19 months behind bars after assaulting a man during a welfare check at a property in Ainsdale, Merseyside

McIntyre's attack took place after he and three colleagues visited a home for a welfare check in Ainsdale in the early morning of June 19, 2019.

McIntyre’s attack took place after he and three colleagues visited a home for a welfare check in Ainsdale in the early morning of June 19, 2019.

Mr. Bamber then says, “You’re meeting me now.”

To which McIntyre responds aggressively: ‘Am I? “It’s best to twist your damn neck. Next time you interfere with my work, I’ll put you in the damn car and put you in a cell.’

The embarrassed police officer then firmly grabs Mr Bamber by the arm and pushes him against the wall.

He and three colleagues had been called to the Ainsdale site by paramedics who wanted to perform a welfare check on Mr Bamber’s partner.

During that incident, the 47-year-old became enraged and subjected his victim to an unprovoked attack.

Merseyside police would later release bodycam footage of the 2019 attack during the trial

Merseyside police would later release bodycam footage of the 2019 attack during the trial

Two of his colleagues turned off their body-worn cameras during the attack and all four in attendance provided reports that “didn’t live in the same world, breathing the same air as what actually happened,” said Judge Aubrey, who oversaw their trial. .

The four were uncovered by an investigation by the Merseyside Police Professional Standards Division, which led to their trial earlier this year.

The officers alleged, among other things, that Mr Bamber was drunk and aggressive and had attempted to headbutt McIntyre.

These claims were rejected by Judge Aubrey, who said he was satisfied that Mr Bamber had not been aggressive and showed no violence.

The judge accepted that he might have been “clumsy” and maybe confrontational – but only in response to McIntyre telling him at one point to “turn your neck in” before warning “next time you interfere with me doing my job, I’ll put you in the f*****g car and put you in a cell’.

Then followed the attack, with Mr. Bamber covered in blood.

Judge Aubrey read the oath taken by police officers when he stressed that McIntyre had not done his duty.

After the hearing, Deputy Merseyside Police Chief Ian Critchley publicly apologized to the victim.

He said: “I am very proud of the police officers and staff at Merseyside, no more than in the past 18 months, where colleagues have put the public and communities first and protected communities during the challenges posed by a global pandemic. is confronted.

“This horrific incident should in no way overshadow the excellent service most of my colleagues provide every day, so I would like to extend my sincere apologies once again to the victim of the criminal behavior of these officers.”

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