POLICE in Hampshire Constabulary's professional standards department have launched an investigation after a complaint about the use of force was made when Isle of Wight officers detained a 16-year-old boy.

A video was posted online after the boy was detained on suspicion of a public order offence at Newport bus station last Friday afternoon (June 8)

Officers attended the bus station at around 4pm as part of an investigation into a missing 14-year-old girl. She was located and is receiving support from relevant agencies.

A police spokesman said: "During our attendance a 16 year-old boy was detained on suspicion of a public order offence. This matter remains under investigation and he has been invited to attend a voluntary interview.

"In relation to a video subsequently posted online, we can confirm that we have received a complaint about the use of force. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by officers from the constabulary's Professional Standards Department. It would not be appropriate to provide further detail until the facts have been established and the outcome of the investigation known.

"We are working with partner agencies to address recent complaints about anti-social behaviour in the area around Newport Bus Station. A number of powers are available to us including dispersal orders which have previously been used."