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Met officer facing assault charge
A Metropolitan Police officer will appear in court accused of assaulting a protester during the pro-hunt demonstrations, it has emerged.

The 43-year-old will face a common assault charge at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on 24 March.

The Independent Police Commission (IPCC) served him with a summons after an investigation.

Protesters and police clashed in Parliament Square on 15 September as MPs voted on the Hunting Bill.

Some 47 people complained they had been assaulted by police during the protest.

Another 102 also made complaints about events they witnessed.

The IPCC carried out an investigation.

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