he mother of a girl arrested for saying a police officer looked like her ‘lesbian nana’ said she is the same cop in a viral video spraying a crowd in Leeds on Sunday.
Over the weekend extraordinary footage emerged of a group of West Yorkshire Police staff dealing with a crowd on an estate.
At the centre of the fracas was a short blonde-haired officer who was filmed erratically shouting and using pava spray on members of the public.
Eagle-eyed members of the public said they thought she looked familiar and claimed she was the same cop who went viral in an early video back in August.
That time a cop was seen on TikTok footage arresting an autistic girl, 15, who had said she looked ‘like her lesbian nana’.
And earlier today that schoolgirl’s mother confirmed she believed the same officer was in both of the videos.
The parent, who cannot be named, posted on TikTok: ‘Well, well well if it isn’t the original lesbian nana herself’ accompanied by a video of a woman spraying a crowd and yelling ‘get back’ as she and other officers are surrounded by a crowd of people.
West Yorkshire Police and federation have refused request for comment on whether she is featured in both clips. The force did say the incident had now been referred to the force’s Professional Standards Directorate.
The mother posted the video of the chaotic scenes, which took place on Third Avenue in Rothwell on Sunday, October 22, after a huge crowd amassed around police, with the caption: ‘Well well well. If it isn’t the original #lesbian #nanna herself’.
She claims in the post that ‘I was told this officer had been suspended after she dragged my autistic daughter from our home.’
During the incident in August, the woman’s 16-year-old daughter, who also suffers from spinal disability scoliosis, had been driven to her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, by officers after attending the city’s Gay Pride celebrations with her sister when she allegedly made a ‘homophobic’ remark.
She was later dragged away ‘screaming’ by West Yorkshire Police officers in the early hours of the morning having been arrested on suspicion of ‘homophobic public order offence’.