Shocking moment, police officer hits dangerous suspect in the face while arresting him while violence investigates the images
- Lancashire police are inspecting a video of an officer slapping a 21-year-old
- Kyle McCullough was arrested Tuesday for dangerous driving in Blackpool
- One of the officers hits him on the side of his head while holding him back
- Images of the agents controlling the driver went viral on social media
A video circulating on social media of a police officer slapping a dangerous driver in the face is being investigated by Lancashire police.
The footage shows two uniformed cops restraining the driver of a car in Blackpool before one of them slapped the man on the side of the head while putting handcuffs around him.
The man at the incident, believed to have occurred around 5pm on Tuesday, has been revealed as 21-year-old Kyle McCullough. The video was published on social media shortly after the incident on Tuesday evening.
Lancashire police are investigating a video of a cop hitting a dangerous driver while holding him in Blackpool
The man (center) has been named as Kyle McCullough, 21, who was detained by two officers on suspicion of dangerous driving, ordre public and impeding a police officer
A Lancashire police spokesman said, “We are aware of images circulating on social media of an incident in Blackpool earlier today and we are reviewing the footage.
“A 21-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, law and order, and hindering a police officer and is in custody.”
Mr. McCullough has since been accused of driving without due care and attention, using threatening behaviors likely to cause harassment or distress and obstructing an officer.
The video appears to have been made by a friend of Mr. McCullough, who described the agents’ action as “out of order” in the video.
Mr. McCullough has since been accused of driving without due care and attention, using threatening behaviors likely to cause harassment alarm or distress and hinder an officer
The man who filmed the video (not pictured) said the two agents twice struggled to handcuff Mr. McGullough
He also claims that the officers “messed up” Mr. McCullough twice by putting on the handcuffs.
Mr McCullough will appear in Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on July 7.
It is the second time images of Lancashire police officers have been shared on social media since the coronavirus lock began in the UK.
In April, an Accrington police officer was caught saying he would come up with something to have 24-year-old Adam Kidger arrested for violating lockdown laws.
The officer was suspended after an investigation and Lancashire Constabulary had to apologize after the images went viral on social media.