Police officer to appear in court accused of assaulting football fan in Sheffield

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A police officer is due in court tomorrow accused of assaulting a football fan in Sheffield.

PC Liam Stewart has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an incident in August 2017 in which a man suffered facial injuries ahead of a League Cup game between Sheffield Wednesday and Chesterfield.

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The Independent Office for Police Conduct, which looked into the incident, said the injured man ‘had come into contact with the police and was subsequently arrested’ prior to the game.

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The police watchdog handed their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider and PC Stewart was charged.

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His first hearing will be held at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.