Two Devon and Cornwall Police officers charged with common assault

Published: 29 Nov 2023

Two Devon & Cornwall Police officers are to appear in court charged with assault by beating, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). 

Police Constable (PC) Emmit Wookey, 30, and PC Liam Dunn, 27, will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30 November.  

Following a Devon & Cornwall Police complaint referral, we investigated an incident where officers stopped and searched a man on New North Road, near to the junction with Longbrook Street, in Exeter city centre in the early hours of Sunday 19 March 2023. 

At the end of our investigation in September, we submitted a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service which has since authorised the charges of common assault contrary to S.39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.  

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Use of force and armed policing