Youtuber takes out prosecution against Police Officer

A YouTuber known as ‘CrimeBodge’ has taken put a private prosecution against a serving Derbyshire Police officer.

The proceedings relate to an alleged assault which took place in November 2019.

Serving Officer, PC Mark Knight, has been charged with common assault under section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.


It is understood that the force carried out an initial investigation and passed on a file to the CPS, who intern decided not to proceed with a prosecution.

It’s unclear at this stage if the Crown Prosecution Service will take over the case or allow it to run its natural course with the private prosecutor.