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Officer suspended as probe launched into attack on passenger

A POLICEMAN has been suspended and an investigation launched after a graphic video showing a policeman assaulting a passenger at Ercan airport “went viral” on social media.

Officer suspended as probe launched into attack on passenger


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The footage shows other policemen watching the attack before eventually intervening to stop it as their colleague punched and kicked the Turkish tourist before dragging him along the floor to a nearby office.

CCTV camera footage shared on social media revealed the assault, which culminated in the man receiving a kick to the head that appeared to render him unconsciousness before two policemen restrained their colleague. A medical team arrived on the scene but no information has so far been released about the man’s condition.

The incident, which occurred about a month ago, was said to have occurred after the man complained that his mobile phone had been affected while passing through an X-ray scanner.

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