Mpanga says ‘out of nowhere’ officers put him in a van after sold-out show in Islington

The acclaimed spoken word artist George the Poet has said he was strip-searched by police without cause after a gig in London.

The Cambridge graduate, real name George Mpanga, who grew up in Harlesden, north-west London, said the incident took place outside his parents’ house on Thursday night. Earlier, he had performed at the Screen on the Green in Islington.

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