A police constable has been convicted of assaulting a member of the public whilst on duty in Kingston.
PC Ryan Higson was convicted on Tuesday, 14 May following a trial at Hendon Magistrates’ Court. The court learned that the assault took place whilst PC Higson was on duty on Clarence Street, Kingston, in the early hours on 23 September, 2018.
A news release posted on news.met.police.uk states “PC Higson responded to an emergency call to a fight outside a nightclub at 02:46hrs. There were a number of intoxicated people at the scene when police arrived.”
“CCTV footage showed PC Higson approaching a 21-year-old man who was one of the group outside the nightclub, and taking him to the floor. PC Higson was then seen to strike the man whilst they were on the floor.”
After being found guilty, PC Higson was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ninety hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £2000 prosecution costs, £100 compensation to the victim and £85 victim surcharge.