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3 June 2017: Relevant expert evidence

  1. The Inquiry’s use of force expert, Mr Jonathan Collier, noted that the use of force training highlights that the neck is an extremely vulnerable area. However, on the whole he considered that the grab was a “reactive motion” that was momentary and then followed by a push away.1 In the circumstances, Mr Collier took the view that the force used was reasonable, proportionate and applied as there was no other option available to Mr Fiddy.2


  1. INQ000111_113 para 474[]
  2. INQ000111_114 para 485[]