Posted: Wed 10th May 2023

Updated: Wed 10th May

North Wales Police ‘investigating’ themselves after arrest video circulates widely on social media

North Wales news and information

North Wales Police have issued a statement this evening following the widespread circulation of officers arresting an individual. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

One of the videos is republished below, others show what appear to be the same man with large swelling on the side of his face as he is being placed into a police vehicle. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

North Wales Police said, “We are aware of videos circulating on social media which show North Wales Police officers arresting a 34-year-old male from the Porthmadog area earlier today (Wednesday, 10 May). ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“The suspect was subsequently conveyed to hospital and assessed by medical staff before his transfer into police custody. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“This matter is currently being fully investigated by North Wales Police and further updates will be issued in due course.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

North Wales Police limited who can comment on the statement when they placed it on Facebook. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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