Father tells ITV News he and his son were 'racially profiled' by police during charity bike ride

A father has told ITV News he and his son were racially profiled by Metropolitan police officers during a charity bike ride in north London.

Andrew Boateng claimed he and his 13-year-old son Huugo were cycling by the River Lea near Tottenham, north London when plain clothes officers - investigating a stabbing - jumped out and pointed tasers at them.

They were both handcuffed before being released without charge.

"Nobody wants to see their son or daughter in handcuffs. Particularly when they have done absolutely nothing wrong and they are perfectly law abiding citizens," Mr Boateng said.

He told ITV News: "The aggression levels were very high. I honestly don't think there was any need to come in at that level of aggression."

A Met officer later apologised to the pair in person and the Force is investigating a complaint about the incident.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "The Met has received a complaint from a member of the public in relation to this incident.

"The Met takes all complaints seriously and this will be thoroughly investigated. So as not to prejudice the investigation, we are unable to provide further detail at this time."