Asked whether Tomlinson posed a threat, Harwood replied: "Not to me, no."
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We have heard how the officer – who had been expected to remain stationed by his van – strayed from his post after grappling with a protester he tried to arrest for spraying graffiti on a colleague's vehicle. He then swung a coat at another protester, pulled a BBC cameraman to the ground, used a palm strike against a man trying to get through a cordon and finally pushed a man he said was threatening a dog handler. Harwood said he was confused, isolated and fearful of his life, and was dealing with a "very hostile" crowd. When we resume in the next few minutes, we should hear finally about his encounter with Tomlinson.Liveblogging the Ian Tomlinson inquest: Police Constable Simon Harwood explains his alleged attack on Ian Tomlinson
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