Police compensate man with R1.9m after they wrongfully arrested him

Police compensate man with R1.9m after they wrongfully arrested him

- The Scottish police have compensated Garry Webb with £100,000 (R1.9 million) for wrongfully arresting and detaining him

- The 60-year-old man said that he was arrested despite the fact that he showed proof that he was a different person

- According to the police, they would be giving Gaby an unreserved apology for the horror he has had to face

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Garry Webb has been compensated with £100,000 (R1.9 million) by the police for how he was mistakenly arrested and sent to prison.

According to Metro, he spent nights in the police cell in 2015 when the Scottish police mistook him for the suspect that he was not.

Garry said that the issue was not a case of mistaken identity as the police had all the shreds of evidence that proved he was not the person they were looking for.

He added that they were only trying to cover their mess up. The 60-year-old man said that he was arrested in the presence of his wife against outrageous charges.

A collage of a random Scottish police picture with Gary Webb. Photos source: Getty Images and Metro

A collage of a random Scottish police picture with Gary Webb. Photos source: Getty Images and Metro
Source: UGC

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Garry said that it was really “insane” when nobody believed he was who he said he was, adding that he said that he went through experiences he should not have faced.

This horrible situation happened despite the fact that the police saw his passport and driver’s license and saw he was markedly different from the person they were looking for.

Though five police officers were arrested for misconduct, they were later discharged without facing any persecution.

Alan Speirs, the assistant chief constable, said they acknowledged how they wronged Garry, saying they would like to offer him an apology after at the end of all legal proceedings.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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