Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015 on 1:48 pm

Man suing West Yorkshire Police for being wrongly arrested and detained for three days

Bradford Crown Court Law Courts

A man is taking legal action against West Yorkshire Police claiming he was wrongly imprisoned in Scotland for three days.

Mohammed Naved Bashir, from Elland, was accused of fraud before the mistake was realised.

He said police stopped his car in Halifax just before Christmas and asked to see his insurance details.

After running checks and telling him he was wanted in Glasgow for fraud, Mohammed was arrested and taken to a cell in Halifax.

He was then transferred to Scotland where he appeared in court and was released after three days.

He told the BBC: “There was no apology, they just dumped me in Glasgow city centre with nowhere to go. Luckily I had about £6 in my pocket.

“I can’t figure out how they got it wrong, how can someone’s fingerprints get mixed up with someone else’s?”

West Yorkshire Police confirmed it had received the complaint from Mohammed.

A spokesperson said: “We have received a civil claim and have launched a full investigation. Unfortunately, due to the current legal status of this claim we are unable to comment on it further.”

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