- Film Star Colin Salmon Says He Has Issued a Complaint to the Metropolitan Police
- Said his son was stopped by the officer, cycling through Shepherd’s Bush Market
- Mr Salmon said the son was subjected to a search of a bag and wallet before the fine was imposed
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James Bond star Colin Salmon has complained to the Metropolitan Police that his son was allegedly targeted in a “disrespectful”, “offensive” and “passive” stop and search.
The actor, who has also appeared in Strictly Come Dancing, said his son was cycling through Shepherd’s Bush Market in west London at 8.30am on 5 October when an officer grabbed his hand and pulled him off his bike. took.
Mr Salmon said his son was subjected to a bag and wallet search before being fined £50 for passing a red light despite having committed the same offense as six other cyclists.
The film star confirmed that he will “take it further” in honor of all those in the service who “work tirelessly to build trust and solidarity” and to ensure that the officer who stopped his son is ‘At least thinks twice’.
Colin Salmon has issued a formal complaint to the Metropolitan Police after his son was allegedly targeted at an ‘aggressive’ and ‘imposing’ stop and search near Shepherd’s Bush Market in west London.
In a tweet Mr Salmon wrote: ‘I know there are many cops working and leading us as a community. The policeman stopping my son could have been Preeti’s son.
‘He came out from the side and grabbed her hand and slowly pulled her off his bike.’
He continued: ‘Apologizes for swearing and asks what the problem is and is asked to stand against the wall’ For swearing and running red lights.
‘explains that he allowed pedestrians to cross unlike others so why him? Searched the bag, searched the purse, asked if he had been arrested before. id removed from wallet, dTook details. A £50 fine imposed by an officer while another talks to another cyclist, a middle-aged woman.
‘She tells him that she doesn’t have time for it and cycles without result. My son is standing there and asking why he has already been stopped.
He said: ‘Impact. He’s cycling to work to get a computer so he can work from home and be with the mom who is going in for a difficult surgery tomorrow.
‘He got a new job, he’s happy, feeling confident after months of worry and boom! Reminds me of how many people see him.
‘It’s abusive, offensive and if you protest in any way and it gets out of hand you’re in the deep. It is shameful and painful and it contains the sad story of our over-representation in the justice system.
The actor confirmed that he will “take it further” in honor of all those in service who “work tirelessly to build trust and solidarity”.
Mr Salmon (pictured with actress Samantha Bond) said the officer had never interacted with his son before
The actor further said that the officer had never interacted with his son before and he had ‘no chance to create awareness about his true nature or circumstances’.
He continued: ‘Stop and search was within a stone’s throw from the recently closed Shepherd’s Bush Police Station.
‘I offer that the officer was not a local, had never seen or interacted with my son before and had no opportunity to create awareness of his true nature or circumstances.
MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
Mr Salmon is best known for playing Deputy Chief of Staff Charles Robinson in MI6 in the James Bond films Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
In 2006 he appeared in the ITV drama Bad Girls where he played senior medical officer Dr. Rowan Dunlop.
The actor, who shares four children with his wife Fiona Hawthorne, also starred in the fourth series of Doctor Who with actor David Tennant.