HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 c1646W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that Mr. Peter Doonan, 560, Old Shettleston Road, Glasgow, who was charged by his wife with assault, was asked to accompany two police constables to Shettleston police station, and on his refusal was attacked by the constables, his head being beaten by a police lamp and baton; that his father of over 70 years of age was thrown and held on the bed; that Peter Doonan was dragged by the hair from the house and further beaten in the police cell; that he had to be removed to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, was unconscious for a long time, and had not regained consciousness when visited by the hon. Member for Shettleston; and whether he will in the meantime suspend these constables from duty and order an inquiry into the whole circumstances surrounding this arrest?

The Lord Advocate

The alleged incidents have been reported to me and the case is at present under investigation, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

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