A Wiltshire Police officer sacked after being accused of throwing a female prisoner head-first on to a cell floor is set to be reinstated after the force lost a legal challenge today.
Sergeant Mark Andrews was fired after CCTV showed him dragging Pamela Somerville across the floor at Melksham police station in July 2008.
He was found guilty of actual bodily harm but the conviction was later overturned.
A disciplinary panel recommended he be sacked but that too was overturned by an appeals tribunal.
Wiltshire asked for a judicial review but it was denied today.
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