Published 24th February 2017

Apology for pregnant mother assaulted in cell

Lynnette Wallace, then 7½ months pregnant, was subjected to two assaults whilst in the custody of Nottinghamshire Police in July 2011. In between, she was kept in handcuffs for almost 11 hours. She gave birth prematurely to her baby 48 hours later. Carolynn Gallwey acts for Ms Wallace.

The Chief Constable has apologised to Ms Wallace for the treatment she received in custody, and has settled her case, but without admitting liability. An Inspector and two custody sergeants were found guilty of gross misconduct and the CPS are still considering whether they or any of the other police officers involved should face criminal charges.

Read the full press release here.

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