A father from Burry Port in Llanelli, Jamie Leigh Clark was at home on the evening of 20th of June 2016, Jamie’s neighbours called Llanelli police station and reported a domestic as they could hear two people arguing.
The police attended the home address of Jamie where there was a minor incident of two people arguing, the police became heavy-handed and threatened to taser Jamie, they then arrested Mr Clark for a police assault. As we all know readers of the blog, these are the tactics they use, it’s difficult to prove when four officers say you have assaulted them, it’s your word against theirs and they have now justified their actions for taking you in. Jamie is now in the back of the van on the way to custody on an assault charge.
I am going to show you three videos.
The first one is Jamie entering the custody suite where two officers have Jamie in a headlock and are marching him straight to the cells. There are six police officers accompanying Jamie plus a male and a female officer at the custody desk. Most people know whenever you are taken into custody you’re supposed to be booked in, your name and details given to the custody officer and the nature of the offence you have been arrested for, for some reason Llanelli police have chosen to ignore this procedure.
Now moving on to the second video, warning this is graphic and disturbing.
Jamie is placed on the cell floor where you can see 6 officers in the cell, Jamie is stripped naked, the handcuffs are eventually removed, all the officers back out of the cell and as the last officer backs out, you can then see Jamie stand-up naked, then he goes to grab the door, you can see the officer slam the door shut on his left hand severing three fingers you can see Jamie banging on the door with his right hand screaming for help and for the police to open the door, how convenient the audio has been switched off on these videos.
You then see later Jamie lying on the floor semiconscious, his right hand trying to stop the bleeding on his left hand, astonishingly it took them three hours to eventually take Jamie to hospital.
These videos are absolutely shocking, the police have a duty of care to look after anyone they have in custody around the country no matter what they had been arrested for. Llanelli police you have failed and let Jamie Leigh Clark down, come on it is time to pay him compensation now.
Video three shows half a dozen police officers outside M4 cell where they have closed the door on Jamie’s hand, you can see a police officer wiping the blood off his top that has squirted out of the edge of the door from Jamie’s hand also see them looking above the M5 cell at the blood splatter. The officers seem to think it’s a joke the amount of time it took them to open the cell door and to add insult to injury they charge Jamie with common assault on a police officer.
Jamie eventually attended Llanelli Magistrates Court on 18 October 2016, some four months later Jamie pleaded not guilty and the magistrates found Jamie not guilty of the common assault as they said they were too many inconsistencies in the police statements.
Jamie then put a complaint in as to how he was mistreated at Llanelli police station. As usual the police say they have done nothing wrong and it was referred to the IPCC (I Protect Corrupt Cops), Jan Williams investigated from the IPCC, how strange she said the same basically the police have done nothing wrong. I have told you on previous posts when you make a complaint they love to tire you out and wear you down, this is the protocol you have to go through.
I have had lengthy conversations with Jamie and my heart goes out to him and his family, he’s finding it very painful this time of year having to wear gloves, now the police and the IPCC have finished their investigation, Jamie can now claim against the Chief Constable of Llanelli and his foot-soldiers, I think we would all agree he should be entitled to compensation, I cannot say any more at this stage as Jamie’s claim is imminent as I would not like to prejudice his case.
I would like to wish Jamie good luck and all the best for the future, I know it’s difficult for Jamie, he used to be a painter and decorator and can no longer work and is finding it very difficult at the moment.
Your comments would be appreciated.
JFT96 – YNWA