Union chief to sue police over megaphone assault trial

Ex-Uber driver James Farrar to claim malicious prosecution after case collapses due to lack of evidence

A gig economy union leader is to sue the police after he was wrongly prosecuted for alleged assault at a demonstration by using a megaphone close to police officers’ ears.

James Farrar, a former Uber driver who leads the private hire branch of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), will claim malicious prosecution after his trial at Southwark crown court collapsed on Thursday because of a lack of evidence.

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Source: Guardian GiG Economy

Union chief to sue police over megaphone assault trial

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