Being in Court this afternoon, I understand that in the morning there was evidence from the A&E staff, with significant evidence from a Nurse describing her concern at how the Police were treating Kingsley.
When he arrived at the Capra Unit a Health Care Assistant that was familiar with Kingsley as he had been present during his Section 2 detention on 27th March gave evidence as to how Kingsley was being restrained in a prone position with handcuffs behind his back, leg and thigh restraints and clearly identifying in Court the blanket covering the whole of his head, which was being held on by the Ambulance Technician.
When he asked why the blanket was on Kingsley's head, they told him because he was spitting at the Police and Ambulance Crew.
He pointed out also that Kingsley was swearing and seem agitated as he was asking where he was as he couldn't see, in addition to saying "get this f.....g blanket of my head" which would one can argue be a natural reaction by any human being.
He went on to describe how Kingsley was clearly distressed especially as he been brought through the front of the Hospital which is a public entrance and there was a clear scene, taking into particular account that he stated point blank that Kingsley's trousers were pulled down to his knees.
He went onto say that whilst the Police were releasing the cuffs and restraints he saw the Police Officer's hit Kingsley by way of punching him in the muscle areas of his arms and legs to the point where he saw one Police Officer, climb onto the bed where Kingsley was transferred facing the mattress; place his knee in between Kingsley shoulders in order to get some leverage to release the handcuffs.
Once the Handcuffs were released Kingsley arms just feel of to his side.
He did say that Kingsley's behaviour caused him no concern.
28th April 2015