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Goodnight from #BrightonPride http://t.co/6TtW2tOrBa 01/08/2015 23:51:44

@grumpyoldgrocer Thanks! 01/08/2015 23:37:39

The Pride Village Party is busy in Kemptown is busy - enjoy it but look after each other and your belongings - don't be a victim of crime. 01/08/2015 23:25:51

RT @TheBeesMouth: @sussex_police Absolutely great job for the whole day, must be exhausting. Keep it up! 01/08/2015 23:21:47

@lisaianni It is monitoring the Pride Village Party, traffic and partygoers in the city - we are trying to keep people safe #BrightonPride 01/08/2015 22:45:03

The diversion in London Rd and Richmond Place has now been lifted #BrightonPride 01/08/2015 22:02:43

A traffic diversion is currently in place at the junction of London Rd and Richmond Place for vehicles travelling out of #BrightonPride 01/08/2015 21:24:25

It is very busy as you leave Preston Park #BrightonPride - be patient and calm and follow the instructions from the stewards #busy 01/08/2015 21:00:44

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Updated - Sussex Police fully supports IPCC investigation into the treatment of an 11-year-old disabled girl

08 February 2013

 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is carrying out an investigation into Sussex Police's treatment of an 11-year-old girl.

Officers came into contact with the girl, who suffers from Smith-Magenis Syndrome, a genetic condition with symptoms similar to autism. On five occasions she was physically restrained and on four of these she was also arrested and taken into custody.

Police arrested the girl four times in 2012:  under the Mental Health Act on 9 February; for assault on 16 February; for a public order offence on 29 February and for criminal damage on 2 March. The IPCC is investigating the circumstances of these arrests.

A police spokesman said: "We take our responsiblity for any use of force very seriously particularly when it involves young people or those who are disabled.

"Given the unusual circumstances of the case and that is it being independently investigated  we cannot go into full detail until the conclusion of the investigation. We welcome the IPCC's scrutiny and we fully support its investigation."

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