Wanstead police officer faces trial over ‘caught on camera’ attack charges

Wanstead Pc Joshua Savage leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after allegedly being caught on camer

Wanstead Pc Joshua Savage leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after allegedly being caught on camera attacking a suspect's car. Picture: Ryan Hooper/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A Wanstead police officer allegedly caught on camera attacking a suspect’s car will face a crown court trial.

Pc Joshua Savage, who is on restricted duties with the Met following the incident, indicated a not guilty plea to four charges when he appeared before magistrates in Westminster today.

Pc Savage, of Hermon Hill, Wanstead, is charged with common assault, possession of a bladed article, criminal damage to a windscreen and threatening behaviour.

Footage, which was widely circulated online in the wake of the incident, appeared to show the officer smashing a car windscreen during a stop and search – before sawing it with a blade.

The video, filmed by the driver on September 16 last year, allegedly shows Pc Savage launching the confrontation in Vicars Road in Camden, north-west London.


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He is due to attend Southwark Crown Court on May 18.

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