Police officer sacked after knocking cyclist off bike with baton

Officer dismissed without notice for use of 'inappropriate force' before lying about his actions

Police tape (Getty)

A police officer has been dismissed by Thames Valley Police after he was found to have used inappropriate force when he attacked a cyclist with his baton before lying about his actions.

PC Adam Scarratt was dismissed over an incident on October 4 2017 when he attempted to stop a man riding a bike on Van Diemen’s Lane in the south of Oxford.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.