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Shiv Malik to write about police attack rather than sue

Freelance journalist injured during the student protests in central London will not pursue legal act

Freelance journalist Shiv Malik, who was beaten by a policeman yesterday, said he won't be pursuing legal action preferring instead to write about the incident.

Malk was covering student protests outside Parliament yesterday when he found himself squeezed between protestors and the police line shortly after 4pm. Police were apparently trying to stop protestors heading away from Parliament Square and up towards Victoria.
Malik needed five stitches after being struck on the head.

He told Press Gazette today: "People have said 'are you going to sue?'. No is the answer. It's an interesting journalistic question. I think the best thing to do in these circumstances is to write about it.

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette