71yrs old disabled pensioner assaulted and arrested by police

by Maureen Hankin pensioner

71yrs old disabled pensioner assaulted and arrested by police

by Maureen Hankin pensioner
Maureen Hankin pensioner
Case Owner
I was brutally mistreated and arrested by the Metropolitan Police when I was at my most vulnerable. Please help me to fight this, do not let it happen to any other pensioner.
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I was brutally mistreated and arrested by the Metropolitan Police when I was at my most vulnerable. Please help me to fight this, do not let it happen to any other pensioner.
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Latest: March 5, 2022

A proud Eastender , who needs your help!

It would seem that Europe is screaming, so much terror for so many people. Yet this is 2022, should we not know better, my heart goes out to all those in such fear!

I know how it feels to experience p…

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 Please help me to fight this injustice, do not let this happen to any other pensioner. My human rights and civil liberties were never taken into consideration.

My name is Maureen Hankin, I am 71 years old female pensioner with numerous medical conditions and disabilities. I  am just an ordinary mum & nan - I have lived in the same house in the East End of London for 30+ years, worked hard to raise my family alone, and have volunteered for many years supporting many of Londons's big sporting events, such as the 2012 0lympic games & Euro 2021 football tournament. I am a very proud East Ender and a lifelong West Ham supporter. I have never been in trouble with the police ever and have no criminal record. I was diagnosed with psychosis in 2016 and do my best to manage my condition and live a normal life.  

I would like your help to bring legal proceedings against the Metropolitan Police after two incidents that took place in the summer of 2021.

On the first occasion, police officers entered my home by force,  in the middle of the night, breaking down my front door. I was having a mental health episode and was scared and confused. Instead of helping me they assaulted me, put me in handcuffs, and dragged me down three flights of stairs and out onto the street. They even pulled at my clothing so my private areas were exposed, my glasses were knocked off my face by a police officer and broken. My foot was trampled and damaged, it has a plastic joint replacement and metal pins, also the handcuffs damaged my hand which also has a plastic joint replacement,  In both Incidents, I repeatedly begged them not to touch me " I don't want you to touch me", "please don't touch me" I have medical issues, I need to see a doctor, I was ignored!

No charges were brought against me, but the police returned to my house a month later, eight officers in riot gear with a battering ram broke down my front door and burst into my home. All my neighbours were watching, and one neighbour was even threatened with arrest and forced to delete the video he was taking of the situation. I was carried out of my home by six police officers each holding my arms and legs, I was flat on my back,  why did they do that? I then spent 28 days on a mental health ward for assessment before being released again.

Again I begged the police "I don't want you to touch me, leave me alone", again I was ignored. I was and still am terrified, of the police, I carry that burden of shame with me now continuously, as both events took place both inside and outside my home. the police did not listen or understand that I had psychosis, what I needed was care, not to be manhandled and arrested.

I have to understand why I was assaulted and mistreated this way, is this the way vulnerable people with mental health issues should be dealt with? I am a woman of good character, 4ft 11 inches tall with numerous health issues, I was never a threat to any of the officers. I now have to receive weekly counselling from a psychologist for Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am totally terrified of the police,  I live in daily dread of them coming to my home again, the police have destroyed me and taken away my confidence and trust.

Even though I am a pensioner I am ineligible for Legal Aid, so I am asking you for help with legal costs of £3.000, this will enable my solicitors, to help me bring a police complaint and take the first steps in a civil action against the Police. I need to file my complaint within the next two weeks, I have been too ill to attempt it before now and I am quickly running out of time.

Please try to help me, do not let this happen to any other pensioner,  you know, next time it could well be your mum, dad, nan or grandad! 

I would be eternally grateful for help if possible.

Thank You.













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Update 9

Maureen Hankin pensioner

March 5, 2022

A proud Eastender , who needs your help!

It would seem that Europe is screaming, so much terror for so many people. Yet this is 2022, should we not know better, my heart goes out to all those in such fear!

I know how it feels to experience pure terror, knowing I needed to scream but was unable to. I was trapped within a Psychosis and could not help myself, I relied on those in authority to keep me safe and unharmed, it did not happen!

Please support this cause, help me find answers, please continue to support this case as we all need to know the right way!

My CrowdJustice page is now live on https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/pensioner-assaulted-and-arrested/.

I am fundraising to take legal action against The Metropolitan Police. This affects you/the broader community because we are all getting older and we all can have a mental health issue at some time in our lives!

 I am hoping that the impact of this legal action will give me the answers I desperately need to enable me to move forward. To bring about a CHANGE and provide a SAFETY NET approach for vulnerable pensioners like myself.

 PHYCHOSIS is not Alzheimer's, Psychosis is not Dementia, the Met police would recognize those, wouldn't they? Then why did the Met Police not appear to recognize my mental health status and act appropriately? 

Please help:  

You can take action now by:

  • Pledging any amount you can on https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/pensioner-assaulted-and-arrested/.
  • Sharing the page on your social media.
  • Ask five other friends to email 10-20 people, with the link to my page and a request to share and DONATE.
  • ONLY £1,447 is needed, we are all so close!
  • WE SHOULD NEVER BE SILENT! 
  • Send this around the world on my behalf

Thank you, have a great weekend everyone. 

Maureen Hankin

Update 8

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 26, 2022

SILENT SATURDAY! Social justice should powerful , please engage .

I awake at night with the slightest sound, I dream my front door is being broken down, again and again, it's not a dream, this happened in 2021, it happened to me twice in a month, unbelievable! 

I wish to CHALLENGE the Metropolitan Police on how they handle women over 70 years of age who are in MENTAL DISTRESS the police must be called to ANSWER. This treatment of me cannot be called MENTAL HEALTH, CARE IN THE COMMUNITY, as this would imply all is WELL! 

What the Metropolitan Police practice is MENTAL ILL HEALTH, with NO CARE INVOLVED WHAT SO EVER, all is not well In LONDON!

Please support this cause, help me find answers, please continue to support this cause as we all need to know the right way!

My CrowdJustice page is now live on https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/pensioner-assaulted-and-arrested/.

I am fundraising to take legal action against The Metropolitan Police. This affects you/the broader community because we are all getting older and we all can have a mental health issue at some time in our lives! I am are hoping that the impact of this legal action will bring about a CHANGE and provide a SAFETY NET approach for vulnerable pensioners like myself.  

You can take action now by:

Thank you, have a great weekend everyone. 

Maureen Hankin

Update 7

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 24, 2022

A drab , wet day , lets give it some sparkle, stretch my funding page....

My ultimate goal is to reach £4,000, this will nearly cover the initial costs of my case.

I am so proud and appreciative of all those who have helped me so far, you are instrumental in my reaching the target.

please could you CONTINUE to support and help me to get there by :

1. Email the link to the case to three friends, family members, or colleagues who might also support the case and ask them to pledge today.

2. Post an update asking your friends to support the case. Please mention that you've pledged as this will make others more likely to do so too.

3. If you’re on Twitter, tweet your support for the case.

Let's brighten up a drab Thursday.

thankyou 

Maureen Hankin


Update 6

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 22, 2022

VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE DID THIS, WOW, THANK YOU ALL.

Words escape me, my funding page has exceeded expectations so will now be stretched to its maximum of 4,000, the campaign will go on.

please continue to send email/texts/Twitter and any other media you can think of.

keep everyone informed. 

on my behalf could you ask three people to donate £20.00 or anything they can afford. 

ask those friends to email/ text all those on their mailing list, every penny counts. 

YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/pensioner-assaulted-and-arrested/

have an amazing day. 


Update 5

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 19, 2022

HELP , only 4 days left!

good morning to all who have contributed and hopefully those who are yet to donate.

there are 4 days left for donations, 

Today is the most important day of crowdfunding. Make sure you have emailed your family, friends, and close circle to tell them that the case is now live, on https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/pensioner-assaulted-and-arrested/. In the email:

  • can I ask you to pledge maybe £20 or more if you can afford it now and, after you have pledged,
  • Share the link to your page on Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.

 please help so this kind of appalling behavior towards the elderly who suffer from mental health issues.

remember it could be any member of your family at any time in any place.

I cannot thank you all enough. 

Maureen Hankin


Update 4

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 16, 2022

only 6 days to go, dont let the Metropolitan Police get away with this!

six days left, time is running out, your help has never been more important than it is now!

Maybe you have read my updates and thought I must donate and then in your busy lives have forgotten.

Please take time out to support me, it means so much and you know it could have been your mum/dad/nan/grandad, being in your 70's is a very vulnerable time for my generation.

I believed the police were there to offer protection to the vulnerable in their time of need, it did not happen in my case! they cannot undo the damage they did ,but they can answer for their behaviour.


Thank you so much for your pledges so far, and for supporting my case! I now have 6 days left to raise the remaining target, and I can't do it without your help!

Please could you take a couple of minutes to:

best wishes 

Maureen Hankin

Update 3

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 13, 2022

Very worried now, please help, only 10 days left!

Only 10  days left, and it's very slow going, I'm so appreciative of what has been pledged, but unless i meet the target of £2,000 all your donations will be returned to you lovely people. 

I am greatly distressed by the thought I cannot bring the Metropolitan police to the table to answer for their behavior towards me. 

Thank you so much for your pledge and for supporting my case! I now have 10 days left to raise the remaining target, and I can't do it without your help!

Please could you take a couple of minutes to:

Best wishes,

Maureen

Update 2

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Feb. 8, 2022

time is running out!

Thank you so much for your pledge and for supporting my case! I now have 15 days left to raise the remaining target, and I can't do it without your help!

Please could you take a couple of minutes to:

Update 1

Maureen Hankin pensioner

Jan. 31, 2022

still waiting!

good morning to all who have contributed to my link, your valuable help is greatly appreciated. over the weekend the site has remained static and I wondered if all of you who have contributed could send my link out to your mailing list or organizations that I may have missed, any help is better than no help at all! 

no other news from the solicitors or the Metropolitan Police.........

best wishes. 

Maureen Hankin 

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