Lancashire Police issue a statement after officer is filmed threatening to 'make something up' to charge driver

Lancashire police have apologised and launched an investigation after footage on social media appeared to show an officer threatening to fabricate a charge to lock a young man up

By Iain Lynn
Saturday, 18th April 2020, 6:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th April 2020, 6:24 pm

He was pulled over by the police in his yesterday afternoon after returning to buy a quad bike for his step-son. It is believed the man is from Accrington.

It is believed the man involved had been out in his car on Friday afternoon in order to buy a quad bike for his step-son, before being pulled over by the police.In the video.

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The altercation which was filmed

"On the afternoon of Friday, 17 April, officers were making their way towards an address to execute a search warrant when they stopped to speak to a group of males with a quad bike.

"The footage shows language and behaviour from one officer which were completely unacceptable and for this I apologise without reservation.

"We recognise the impact that this behaviour will have had, both on the young man concerned, and on the hard earned trust and confidence of the wider public, particularly the comments about making offences up. It only takes one incident like this to undo the hard work of so many.

"I want to reassure everyone that we are conducting a thorough investigation and I have referred the matter to our Professional Standards Department.

"We have spoken to the man in the footage and apologised and will be speaking to him again over the coming days to keep him fully informed regarding the actions we are taking."