PC given suspended sentence

A police officer has been given a suspended sentence of nine months for using excessive force against a 15-year-old boy.

PC Stephen Hudson's sentence was suspended for 18 months.

The judge told him he had "besmirched the reputation of the police force".

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Former PC sentenced over misconduct

A former Greater Manchester police officer has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of misconduct in a public office. PC Stephen Hudson mishandled a 15-year-old who refused to empty his pockets while being taken into custody.