81-yearwas an old grandfather left covered in blood and bruises after the police went to wrong address for investigation messages of violation in early hours of Friday morning.
He was arrested after two uniformed policemen came to see him. home in response to reports of violation in potton, Bedfordshirearound 5 am.
The elderly man was arrested left with bruises and bloody wounds on the wrists and hands.
His granddaughter Kayla tweeted about her grandfather. arrest exchange photos showing him with bruised and cut hands and a bloody vest.
Along with the graphic images, she wrote: “My 81 year old grandfather was arrested because @BedsPolice got wrong address at 3 am.
“He was scared, sick, and this took 10 officers/6 vehicles to arrest his. Maybe his heart attack gave him superpowers? He in cages, confused and bruised, trying to protect themselves.”
Bedfordshire Police also tweeted about the incident.
AT series of messages, they said that two uniformed officers first approached wrong address when replying to messages of violation.
They said the officers left house but then they came in in street a resident “holding a wooden tool”.
Bedfordshire Police said two officers then called for back-up until the arrival of other units, “a quarrel ensued in which one of our employees tried to take away a wooden tool from a resident, while she received a cut face”.
They said the man was arrested. on suspicion of to attack on emergency worker and taken into custody for “short period”. He has since been released under investigation.
The police clarified that the “wooden object” that the man was waving was not a cane, but something similar to one. in size and shape in bast shoes bat (although not really noodles bat).
Detective Superintendent Julie Henderson of the Bedfordshire Police said: “We understand the concerns about this incident and are taking action. out our own internal review.
“We have also voluntarily applied to the Independent Bureau for Police behavior for full openness and transparency, and find out if there is any knowledge that needs to be taken forward.
“In the coming days, welfare of everyone involved will be our main concern.”