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Disturbing video shows police officer repeatedly ‘punching man in face’

A SHOCKING video had been circulating on social media which appears to show a North Wales Police Officer repeatedly punching a man to the face whilst he is detained on the floor.

In the video shared on Facebook, it shows a male being pinned to the floor by two police officers, one male and one female.

The male officer can be seen holding the man in a headlock and punching him nine times in the side of his face whilst the female officer places handcuffs on him.

Onlookers can be heard shouting to the officer to stop.

It is alleged that the incident happened in Porthmadog.

North Wales Police have confirmed they are aware of the incident and are “fully investigating” and further updates are expected to be issued.

The male was taken to hospital for treatment before being transferred into custody.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) are aware of the incident and are expecting an “urgent referral” from north Wales Police.

A spokesperson said: “We became aware this morning of a video shared on social media showing an incident in Porthmadog involving a police officer.

“We have since spoken to North Wales Police and are awaiting an urgent referral which will be assessed to determine what action may be needed by the IOPC.”

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has called the footage “concerning” and is looking to “understand the circumstances behind the footage”.

Andy Dunbobbin said: “The video that is circulating of the arrest of a male in Porthmadog is concerning.

“I have discussed this incident with the Chief Constable this morning and she has confirmed the matter is rightly being investigated by North Wales Police, who will be issuing further updates in due course.

“As Police and Crime Commissioner, I take such incidents seriously and will work with the police and other bodies to understand the circumstances behind the footage and act accordingly when the facts are established.”