Dear Mr Bowden, Thank you for contacting the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC). We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 18 June 2013. Unfortunately we cannot pursue a complaint about an incident that has been seen in the media, in this case a television programme. The Police Reform Act 2002 states that a complaint can be made by any person adversely affected by an incident. This includes distress, inconvenience, loss or damage, or being put in danger or at risk. This might apply for example, to other people present at the incident or to the parent of a child or young person or friend of the person directly affected. It does not include someone distressed by watching an incident on television or reading about it in the media. However any complaints received from individuals involved would be considered in the normal way as set out in the Police Reform Act 2002. The Independent Police Complaints Commission appreciates that you took the time to write and express your views. You may wish to pass your comments onto the police service concerned. Regards, Angela Beart Customer Contact Advisor Independent Police Complaints Commission Tel: 0300 020 0096 Email: email@example.com Help us develop and improve our website - please take a few moments to complete our survey at www.ipcc.gov.uk<http://www.ipcc.gov.uk> "
The young people involved had there faces blurred byTV company so impossible to identify.
- Its not about me being "distressed" , its about whether the police officer intimidated the young person by suggesting "he cant have it both ways" which could be taken to mean "stop joyriding or we wont come round and help when your dad hits you next time"
- KT would just like someone to look at it, no more, no less.
- If us adults cant speak up for young people then we are doing things wrong!