Teacher sues Met over ‘deliberate attack by officer’ at anti-BNP rally

Teacher Amy Jowett suffered a broken leg

Amy Jowett, 37, claims she suffered “life-changing injuries” when she was kicked three times below the knee during the Unite Against Fascism demonstration in Parliament Square in 2013, badly breaking her leg.

She has been operated on seven times and had therapy to deal with the psychological impact of being assaulted, as well as being warned by doctors that she will require knee replacement surgery before she is 45, she claims.

But 20 months on, no one has been prosecuted and the teacher is now bringing legal action against the Metropolitan force after becoming frustrated at the lack of progress.

In court papers lodged at Northampton county court, the English language teacher — who was off work for seven months — claims a Met officer was responsible for an “entirely unwarranted, unjustified and unprovoked attack”.

Ms Jowett lodged a formal complaint against the Met and an investigation was launched by the force’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

She is demanding aggravated and exemplary damages.

A spokeswoman for the Met confirmed it was aware of the impending legal action but said it would be “inappropriate to comment”.

From The London Evening Standard . Report by Tom Wall & Benedict Moore Bridger. 10.02.15 . 

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