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An investigation into claims a man was “waterboarded” during a police raid in Tottenham has been shelved after the main witness refused to give evidence.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has dropped the investigation into the alleged attack during a raid at a Brantwood Road address in 2008.

One suspected drug dealer claimed he was “waterboarded” by Enfield Crime Squad officers when they put his head in a toilet and flushed it.

This incident was part of a wide-ranging inquiry launched into claims of corruption by members of the Enfield Crime Squad.

Police have also faced claims that they assaulted suspects and took their property, including a Mercedes car, for their own use.

But IPCC Commissioner Mike Franklin said the misconduct hearing dropped today focused solely on the actions of the three officers who raided an address in Brantwood Road.

Mr Franklin said: “This particular independent investigation was solely looking at the isolated incident in Brantwood Road, Tottenham, and not other incidents involving Enfield Crime Squad.

“The IPCC was in the process of consulting with those involved in the search with a view to holding a misconduct hearing for the three MPS officers in public.

“Powers granted under the Police Reform Act 2002 provide for the IPCC to direct a force to hold a misconduct hearing in public if it is in the public interest to do so because of the gravity of the case or other exceptional circumstances.

“Regrettably, in this particular case, the main witness has declined to provide their evidence to a hearing and it is therefore unfortunate that the MPS will now not be able to hold misconduct proceedings as previously planned.”

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