WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT. Footage has emerged of the dramatic arrest of a teenage boy by Protective Services Officers at a Melbourne train station.
The 16-year-old’s father posted about the incident after the arrest at Bayswater station about 1.30am on Sunday, claiming his son ended up in hospital with a smashed ankle.
“He ends up in hospital with a foot so smashed up from them stomping on it that worst case scenario he loses it,” the father wrote.
But police said the teenager had already broken his foot jumping down a flight of stairs onto the platform.
“Transit Protective Services Officers approached a teenager at the Bayswater Railway Station on Saturday morning (6 May) about 1.30am, who they believe was a suspect in relation to a Criminal Damage,” police said in a statement to Yahoo7.
“The 16-year-old from Bayswater North provided PSOs with a false name before trying to run away.
“The teen jumped down a number of steps on to the platform, where he sustained an ankle injury.
“PSO members secured the teen and he was subsequently handcuffed and conveyed to hospital by ambulance to have his ankle treated.
“The 16-year-old is assisting police with enquires.
“We understand that the footage of this incident may be confronting to some members of the public but it only provides a small part of the whole incident.”
Footage shared by the boy’s father shows two PSOs holding him to the ground on the platform as bystanders scream.