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Police officer accused of manhandling Melbourne teen
A police office has been accused of manhandling a teenage boy during an attempted arrest in Melbourne's south.

FIRST ON 7: A police officer has been accused of man handling a teenage boy during an attempted arrest in Melbourne's south.

The senior constable was responding to complaints from residents at Hastings, about young people riding motorbikes.

Fourteen-year-old Beau Howroyd claims the officer used excessive force while trying to arrest him.
"Well he walked up to me and he grabbed me off my motorbike by the ear and he dragged me over," alleged victim Beau Howroyd said.


Last week Beau was fined for riding a motorbike without a helmet.

A criminal investigation is underway, but not a review of police conduct.


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