A mother is seeking injury compensation from Merseyside Police after her son was left with brain damage following his arrest.
James Byrne, 37, had a pre-existing brain injury for which he was taking medication when his was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, the Southport Visiter reports.
He told police that he needed to get his medication, which included an inhaler and six different drugs, during the booking-in procedure, but they refused.
Later Mr Byrne was found lying in his cell with irreversible brain damage and he is currently in a neuro-disability ward at London’s Kingston Hospital.
His mother Sheila is now fighting for injury compensation after hearing that the sergeant on duty only received a written only received a written warning over the incident.
She told the paper: "I do not think a written warning is enough. It seems so trivial for a life. We cannot move on we have a body but we have not got him back."
The news follows reports that a female Sikh police officer has received a compensation payout for racist humiliation endured during her training.