Man forced to wear spit hood has his police caution revoked


A young man who was arrested and forced to wear a spit hood has had his formal police caution revoked. Ik Aihie was arrested by the British Transport Police (BTP) at London Bridge in July 2016. Video footage of the incident shows Mr Aihie being pinned to the ground by officers who then put a spit hood over his head. After his arrest, Mr Aihie instructed his legal team to issue judicial review proceedings in the High Court to challenge the caution saying it was unlawful and unjustified. Before the case was heard, the BTP revoked the caution. Helen Law acted for Mr Aihie and was instructed by Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy. For further coverage from the Guardian, please click here.