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Police officer denies assault charge over alleged tasering of race relations group adviser

PC Clair Boddie pleaded not guily to the common assault charge. Photo: ITV West Country

A police officer has denied assaulting a black race relations adviser after she allegedly tasered him in the face.

47-year-old PC Claire Boddie, from Avon and Somerset Police, allegedly tasered Judah Adunbi on Colston road in Easton, Bristol on the 14th of January.

During a short hearing today, Monday 14 August, at Taunton Magistrates' Court, Boddie pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault.

Judah Adunbi set up a group to improve police relations with the local Afro/Caribbean community. Credit: ITV West Country

64-year-old Mr Adunbi co-founded the Independent Advisory Group in Bristol, which was set up with the help of police to improve their relationships with the Afro/Caribbean Community.

Boddie, who wore a black suit and a white shirt, was granted unconditional bail and will next appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on 12 September.