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G4S 'force on pregnant woman'

A pregnant woman in a wheelchair was tipped up and had her feet held by staff from the firm behind the Olympics security shambles G4S as she was forcibly removed from the country, inspectors have said.

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People's welfare a top priority, say G4S

In every secure centre managed by G4S, the welfare of the people in our care is our top priority.

In this incident, our staff were concerned that the woman risked causing herself harm and took the necessary steps to prevent this.

We will be examining how best to take forward the recommendations made following this incident, but it should be noted that the report praises staff for their exceptional level of care and the considerable steps they take to avoid the use of force.

– Jerry Petherick, managing director of G4S custodial and detention services

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