Police officer stands trial over assaulting man before Sheffield Wednesday match

A South Yorkshire Police officer is due to stand trial accused of assaulting a man before a Sheffield Wednesday match.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 07:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 13:32 pm
Leeds Crown Court. Picture by Tony Johnson

Police Constable Liam Stewart was investigated following an incident that took place in Sheffield on August 8 2017 which resulted in an 18-year-old man being treated at hospital for facial injuries.

The man had come into contact with the police, and was subsequently arrested, prior to the Sheffield Wednesday FC versus Chesterfield FC League Cup fixture that evening.

Leeds Crown Court. Picture by Tony Johnson

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PC Stewart was charged with assault following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

He pleaded not guilty to causing assault occasioning actual bodily harm at a previous court hearing in December last year.

The officer will go on trial on Wednesday, July 31, at Leeds Crown Court.