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#294455 - 24th Feb 2009 5:11pm Policeman cleared of assault charge
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A WIRRAL police officer accused of assaulting a man on a train near Birkenhead has been cleared.

PC Paul Malpus, who as off-duty when the incident allegedly occurred, was discharged from the dock at Liverpool Crown Court.

It had been claimed that the 36-year-old constable started the incident and attacked the victim Leigh Allen - and then tried to hide his behaviour by getting him arrested for assault.

PC Malpus, of Grosvenor Road, Wallasey, was cleared of assault causing actual bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice, both of which he denied.

Philip Boyd, prosecuting, told a jury that the two men were passengers on a train from Liverpool to Chester at 11.30pm on February 22 last year and both had been drinking.

cctv footage was shown to the jury of 20-year-old Mr Allen walking through the carriages holding a bottle of vodka and talking to passengers.

"He sat down close to the defendant and indicated he recognised him and the defendant was not happy about that and they began to argued."

Mr Boyd alleged that PC Malpus hit him and after Mr Allen hit him on the head with the bottle, which did not break, PC Malpus punched him a number of times to the face.

PC Malpus arrested him and when the train arrived at Hamilton Square two British Transport Officers arrived on the scene and Mr Allen was taken to Wirral custody suite.

The officer told the court however that he had been acting in self-defence. He said that he had felt threatened and scared. He hit him first in self-defence because he feared he was going to be attacked.

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#294493 - 24th Feb 2009 6:50pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: ]
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he only punched him once to the face....
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#294495 - 24th Feb 2009 7:01pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Beemertastic]
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if someone hit me on the head with a bottle. no i would punched them too.

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#294497 - 24th Feb 2009 7:06pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: ]
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#294596 - 24th Feb 2009 10:22pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: _Ste_]
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Good on him!! clap If someone did that to me I'd hit him too. Too many scrotes like this think that they can get hammered and then do as they please and get away with it - it's about time someone got the better of them.
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#294657 - 25th Feb 2009 9:27am Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Wench]
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stupid innit, shouldn't of even gone to court......

waste of tax payers money.
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#294662 - 25th Feb 2009 10:11am Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Sanchez]
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Read it carefully - PC Malpus admits hitting Mr Allen FIRST, Mr Allen retaliated my hitting PC Malpus with the bottle.
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#294677 - 25th Feb 2009 11:33am Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Yeah, he was 'alleged' the PC hit him first!
You expect this from scrotums carrying bottles of vodka with them, but not from the police. Or do you?
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#294740 - 25th Feb 2009 4:09pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: DavidB]
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First and foremost he was a human being who felt threatened and reacted in self defence. If Mr Malpas had been a waiter, for example, would anyone have thought it so shocking? Being a Police Officer does not make the potential consequences of being struck with a bottle any less severe. Most probably, because of his job, he saw the threat earlier than a "normal" member of the public would have, notwithstanding he had had a few drinks.

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#294746 - 25th Feb 2009 4:27pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Wench]
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Police officers are not above the law and shouldn't be given any benefit of the doubt. In fact, because they are in a position of authority, they should be rightly placed under more scrutiny than your average Joe on the street. If Mr Malpas was a waiter you wouldn't give a toss if he was convicted or not, it would have just been two drunks scuffling on a train.

As it is he wasn't convicted, justice was served and he can continue to go about his career. Case closed as they say.

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#294747 - 25th Feb 2009 4:33pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Shambo]
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Isn't drinking on trains/public transport illegal anyway? If not, it should be.
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#294765 - 25th Feb 2009 5:47pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Shambo]
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Originally Posted By: Shambo
Police officers are not above the law and shouldn't be given any benefit of the doubt. In fact, because they are in a position of authority, they should be rightly placed under more scrutiny than your average Joe on the street. If Mr Malpas was a waiter you wouldn't give a toss if he was convicted or not, it would have just been two drunks scuffling on a train.

As it is he wasn't convicted, justice was served and he can continue to go about his career. Case closed as they say.


I agree that they shouldn't be above the law, nobody should be, but nor should they be treated more harshly purely because of their job. The basic premise of the law is that it should be "fair and just for all". It only became a "newsworthy" story because of his job, which personally I think is wrong as none of us are purely our job, nor do the majority of us get so harshly judged for it!

It doesn't change the fact that had Mr Malpas been said waiter, I still would have said good on him for what he did.
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#294768 - 25th Feb 2009 6:12pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Wench]
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Was the officer was treated harshly? I don't know but I think you assume he was. If Mr Malpas was a waiter and he got into a fight on a train in what way would that be any different to Mr Malpas the policeman getting into a fight on a train. Both would have to face the due process of the law.

Surely being a policeman wouldn't have done any harm to Mr Malpas defence? The other party in this fight, Mr Allen.. is now described as a 'scrote' because he ended up in a fight with a policeman. Is Mr Allen a chav thug? Maybe. Both men were drunk.

There's also mention of Mr Malpas 'perverting the cause of justice'. In what way I wonder? There's alot of detail missing in this story.

I'm not trying to defend the drunken young lad with the bottle of vodka but I'll be damned if I'm going to defend a drunken off duty policeman for getting into a fight on public transport.

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#294772 - 25th Feb 2009 6:23pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: Shambo]
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Originally Posted By: Shambo
Police officers are not above the law and shouldn't be given any benefit of the doubt. In fact, because they are in a position of authority, they should be rightly placed under more scrutiny than your average Joe on the street. If Mr Malpas was a waiter you wouldn't give a toss if he was convicted or not, it would have just been two drunks scuffling on a train.

As it is he wasn't convicted, justice was served and he can continue to go about his career. Case closed as they say.


I agree - should we walk away from a situation, as advised, or retaliate with violence? They should've BOTH been prosecuted - two drunks on a train. From face value of this story, it's blatant double standards.
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#294788 - 25th Feb 2009 6:54pm Re: Policeman cleared of assault charge [Re: DavidB]
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This is sending out the wrong message altogether, it is saying that is ok for an drunken Off-Duty officer to hit somebody and then blame the other person and arrest them - whaaaaat?

@station - PC Malpas admitted he hit first, there is no alleged!

@Shambo - the perverting the cause of justice was because PC Malpas arrested Mr Allen indicating that Mr Allen was the perpatrator when in fact PC Malpas started the boxing match.
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