Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

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Six Year Wait For Damages

Squall 7, Summer 1994, pg. 8.

Peter Stephenson, who was arrested and assaulted whilst police were evicting squatters from the Stamford Hill Estate, Stoke Newington in February 1988 has finally won his plea for damages.

He has been awarded £24,000 by courts after being punched, kicked and then assaulted in a police van.

Mr Stephenson was helping a friend who was being evicted move her belongings.

He was initially accused of attempting to strike a police officer with a plank of wood embedded with nails but was acquitted.