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Radek Kotlarek was arrested in front of his wife and teenage son for not giving his personal details after they were stopped by police while on a walk 22 miles from their home.
Kotlarek was on a walk with his wife and son at Talacre Beach in North Wales.
His age is unclear.
Radek Kotlarek Handcuff And Arrested
They were on the verge of heading home after picking up some ice cream when they were approached by police near their car.
The officers asked them what they were doing at the beach and Radek said he explained how his family had decided to take a walk together for their mental wellbeing after the death of family members in Poland they had been unable to visit.
Police then demanded Radek’s name and personal details, which he refused to give, before handcuffing him for breaching coronavirus regulations.
Man ARRESTED standing up for his wife. They went for a walk at the nearest beach after her brother was hospitalised and in a coma. He asked them to stop harassing her. So cuffs on and off to Wrexham police station. #lockdown #COVID19 @northwaleslive pic.twitter.com/fnGUgD10tI
— Neil McEvoy 🟥⬜🟩 (@neiljmcevoy) March 1, 2021
Radek claims he was then taken to the station, interrogated, bullied, and forced to undergo a strip search after officers threatened to cut his clothes with scissors.
Reacting to the claims, North Wales police Chief Superintendent Nigel Harrison said his officers behaved ‘calmly’ and said Radek breached Covid regulations.
However, Radek said he wasn’t charged or fined despite spending three hours in police custody.
The force was slammed on social media as the footage spread.
Welsh Assembly member Neil McEvoy blasted police over the arrest and told MailOnline: ‘How on earth can a regular couple be treated in such a way?
‘The Kotlarek’s have been dealing with a family tragedy in Poland, yet are unable to travel to be with family. They went to a quiet beach to maintain a sense of sanity.
‘The police acted unlawfully and breached the human rights of an everyday couple out with their son.
‘Mr. Kotlarek did not resist arrest, yet was cuffed. That was an assault. He was then unlawfully imprisoned because refusing to give one’s details under coronavirus legislation is not an offense. The latest legal rulings have been clear on that.
Actor Laurence Fox wrote: ‘Without consent, it’s not policing. Incidents like this critically erode trust in the police, who must be free to investigate the real crime. What are we becoming? Our freedom is not innate. We have to protect it.’
One person wrote: ‘I sincerely hope both these officers are thrown out of the police force immediately. Appalling behavior which shames all police officers.’
Chief Superintendent Harrison said in a statement: ‘The person was spoken to at Talacre beach as officers reasonably suspected he had committed an offense, which in this case was a breach in Coronavirus regulations.
‘The man, who is from the seaside town of Rhos on Sea some 22 miles away, was arrested because his details could not be ascertained at the time in order to be reported for the suspected breach.
‘The officers behaved in a calm and reasonable way as I would have expected. As is always the case, if the individual wishes to query or complain about the way they were treated then, of course, we will review the full circumstances.’