September 17, 2016
Met Police have confirmed they’re now investigation shock footage that showed an officer smashing the windscreen of a car in Camden. The clip has been shared thousands of times on social media and was shot on Friday evening at Weedington Road in NW5. In the footage, the policeman reportedly shouts at the driver to “get out of the car”, apparently having been told over radio that the driver is not qualified. Initially he uses his hands to try to break the driver’s window but when that proves unsuccessful, he then puls a baton out and uses it to smash the windscreen. Next he takes a knife out and cuts the windscreen away. During this the driver can be heard insisting: “I’ve got a licence and insurance.” Reports suggest that when the driver exited the car, one of the officers recognised him. In a statement on Saturday evening, the Met confirmed no-one had been arrested, saying: “The individual who uploaded the footage has been contacted by DPS officers.