source: The Canary
published: 17 July 2018
A man died in police custody on 7 July after he was detained for ‘breaching the peace’. Greater Manchester Police arrived at Andre Moura’s property in Oldham at about 11.30pm on 6 July, following reports of a domestic disturbance.
But video footage shot by a neighbour shows police admitting to kneeing Moura in the head while restraining him. Footage filmed by a neighbour during Moura’s arrest was published by the Manchester Evening News. In it, Moura can be heard screaming “help” and “help me” several times. The neighbour, Barry Lee Martin, later confronts a police officer. Martin says; “You just kneed him about several times”, To which the officer replies; “Yeah, I know pal”.
Pointing at the officers, Martin then says; “Three of you had hold of him and he kneed him several times”. And the same officer responds; “Tell that lad to do one inside. He’s shouting all sorts”.
At the end of the video, Martin reports his concerns to a second police officer on the street, saying the officers had Moura “up against the wall”, But the officer responds to Martin by stating; “But you don’t know what they’re dealing with though do you?… Go inside for me”.
Moura screams throughout the video.