This week 30 years ago: Suspect ‘brutally beaten by policeman’ in Islington Green
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A police suspect told an Old Bailey jury he was brutally beaten by a truncheon-wielding cop.
Micheal O’Farrell, 32, fled a fight in Upper Street’s Shakespeare pub, but was hauled into a police van parked in Islington Green.
O’Farrell claimed he was victim of a “vicious” assault, with a broken nose, broken teeth and cuts and bruises to his face and arms.
Prosecutor Geoffrey Carey said the policeman told an outraged female passer-by: “Shut up, you slag, I’ll get you next.”
The Pc, based at Holloway police station, denied wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
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Houses were being turned into flats, driving regular families out of the borough.