NATIONAL NEWS – UPDATE: UK tourist left battered after assault by metro police officer in Edenvale

A bruise on the left side of Mr Sean Rowely's face after the March 12 assault. Photo: Bedfordview and Edenvale News

The couple said the incident has left them in an extremely nervous state and they are scared to drive around now.

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Sergeant Sharon Tsotsotso, spokesperson of the Sebenza SAPS, confirmed with the NEWS that two cases of common assault were opened at the Sebenza SAPS. Both the officer and Mr Rowely opened cases against each other said the Bedfordview and Edenvale News. 

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“Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kgasago, the EMPD’s spokesperson, said although the EMPD is unaware of the incident involving Mr Rowely, the matter will be investigated.”

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According to the Bedfordview and Edenvale News the EMPD’s spokesperson urged the couple to come forward and approach the EMPD with their complaint.

To read the full story, please visit our sister publication the Bedfordview and Edenvale News. 

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