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Police officer to face court over Judah Adunbi Tasering

Race relations worker Judah Adunbi was Tasered by police in January. Credit: ITV West Country

An Avon and Somerset Police officer will appear in court in August to face a charge of common assault after an incident in which 63-year-old grandfather and race relations worker Judah Adunbi was Tasered in Bristol.

PC Claire Boddie has been charged with common assault. Credit: ITV West Country

PC Claire Boddie, 47, is due to appear at Taunton Magistrates Court on Monday 14 August.

The incident happened in Colston Road, Easton on Saturday 14 January 2017.

A Taser being demonstrated Credit: PA

An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation concluded in June and a file of evidence was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The CPS decided there was sufficient evidence and it was in the public interest to charge the officer.

The IPCC says the other officer involved in the incident will not face criminal charges.

Avon and Somerset Police have issued the following statement:

The IPCC has confirmed that one officer will face a criminal charge of assault following an incident involving a 63-year-old man in Bristol in January.

Now criminal proceedings have started, this prevents us from commenting further on the circumstances surrounding this matter, other than to reiterate that we’re continuing to fully cooperate with the IPCC as their investigation progresses.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh has made clear from the start of this investigation that we will discuss the matter fully and publicly once the investigation has concluded.

– Avon & Somerset Police spokesperson