Video of disabled woman, trailed from NI park by PSNI, goes viral

A video, showing two police officers trailing a woman from an NI park, with another officer pushing her wheelchair, has gone viral.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 4:58 pm

The video shows the woman being carried by two police officers holding each of her arms and with her legs trailing behind as she is removed from Lurgan Park.

A photograph, which appears to show another police officer pushing an empty wheelchair, has also gone viral.

It is understood the woman in the video, who is being removed from the park with her legs trailing, is a wheelchair user.

LUrgan Park

The video has been shared hundreds of times and has sparked widespread fury as to how the woman was treated by the PSNI officers.

Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton said: “We are aware of a video which has appeared on social media showing part of an incident involving two of our officers and a member of the public.

“This has given rise to serious community concerns.

“The full circumstances of this incident are currently being assessed and the Police Ombudsman has been notified.

“There are no further details at this time.”

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