A police officer who was caught on camera saying he would “make something up” in order to arrest a man during the coronavirus lockdown has been suspended from the force.

The clip showed officers confronting a group of men in Accrington who were using a quad bike outdoors in an apparent violation of the COVID-19 stay-at-home measures.

Although the lockdown is supposed to be enforced by fines and not arrests, one of the young men complains about being arrested, telling the officer, “You’re arresting me? What for? I’ve done nothing wrong.”

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