Original article from Kent Live
A pensioner was allegedly injured by a Met Police officer in Bromley after he was pulled over for a broken brake light.
The 70-year-old driver was left with facial injuries after the altercation at Highland Road on Monday (September 13).
The man reportedly punched one of the officers in the face as he got out of his car.
He was arrested for assault but sustained injuries to his head while being detained and was taken to hospital.
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The man’s daughter has now accused one officer of “repeatedly punching him,” leaving him with a “broken nose, shattered eye socket and jaw.”
She posted an image on Instagram which appears to show the man bleeding from a bandaged head wound in a hospital bed following the incident.
Another picture was taken after the bandage was removed and shows him with a cut and a swollen eye.
The woman claims that her dad was assaulted by the police officers after he “made hand gestures” to them to leave him alone.
Her first post was captioned: “Today these police men beat up my dad in the Shortlands/Bromley area as they said he posed immediate threat towards them.
“This incident escalated because the police men pulled my dad due to one of his lights not working which he was not aware of.
“My dad is born and bred Jamaican who’s accent is very strong and isn’t afraid to say what he feels about the @metpolice_uk and their corrupt racist system as my dad made hand gestures telling them to leave him alone they felt it was now their duty to physically abuse him."
"My dad is 70 years old, no more than 8 stone, 5ft 6 who has had multiple strokes, heart problems and is also on blood thinning tablets."
The post has generated more than 5000 comments so far.
In a later post, she said her father may need facial reconstruction surgery for his injuries.
She continued: “Honestly do you know the excessive force it takes to break someone’s nose and shatter their eye socket.
“Mr officer you were moving like you wanted to give him brain damage, blind him or even kill him. Was it really needed sir?”
The man has since been released from hospital and has been released under investigation, according to the Met Police.
A Met Police spokesperson told MyLondon: "The Metropolitan Police are aware of an incident that occurred in Highland Road, Bromley on September 13 and its circulation on social media.
"A man, in his 70s, had been stopped for a broken brake light by traffic officers and, on exiting his vehicle, assaulted an officer by punching him in the face.
"He was detained and arrested for assault on an emergency worker.
"The man sustained a cut to his head so officers administered first aid and took him to hospital.
"He was subsequently released from hospital and taken into custody.
"He has now been released under investigation."