When Daniel Wellingham was just 11 years old, he took a train from his home in the Australian city of Brisbane to Sydney.
He was just a few weeks away from graduating from the University of New South Wales.
“I don’t remember the exact route I took.
I remember being in the station with my friends and I didn’t know where to go,” Wellingham told me.
“The train was stopped and they said, ‘You’re late, we’re sorry, can we have you on another train?’ and I said, I can’t do that.
They said, OK, let’s have you go.
And then I went to the station.”
Wellingham was never able to make the trip, but that didn’t stop him from taking a selfie with a sign reading, “I’ll Be The Last to Condemn”.
Wellingham and his friends had just completed their exams and were on their way home from school when the incident happened.
Wellingham had just returned from school after his exam.
He had been walking to the train station to go home, and the driver of the train pulled over to the side of the road, told Wellingham he was late, and asked if he wanted to come on the train.
Wellington, who was standing in the train car, immediately stood up and began walking back towards the station.
“He just said, You’re late!
Wellingham asked the driver if he was going to be fined.
“No,” the driver said.
The driver then began to hit him, punching him in the stomach, slamming him into the car and pulling him back towards his train.
“I just remember him saying, ‘Are you going to come to work today?
You’re going to have to go to work tomorrow.’
And then he was just slamming me into the train,” Wellingsaid.
“Then I just heard the sound of the engine, the train was on its last leg and I just remember screaming and crying.”
Wellingsaid and his classmates have since gone to the police to report the attack, but it took three years before the police investigated the case.
Now, in 2017, Wellingham has been charged with the same offence, and is now facing two years in prison for assaulting a police officer.
“It was shocking to see what happened.
It was just disgusting,” Wellington said.”
There’s no doubt it was an assault and I know it was very shocking.
But I can say that I will be the only one who can condemn Daniel Wellings actions in this case,” police prosecutor Tim Lees said.
“Daniel Wellingham will now serve his time at the Old Bailey.”
In 2016, another 13-year-old boy from Melbourne was assaulted by police in a similar way.
The 13-month-old had been in a police van for a routine stop at a train station.
A police officer who was investigating a reported break-in found the toddler unresponsive in the back of the van.
He later died at hospital.
Police officers were given the right to use force against a person who they believe poses a risk of serious injury or death to themselves or others, and can be arrested without a warrant.
They are also allowed to use physical force against people they perceive to be threatening.
Police officers are not required to use any force if they believe the person they are responding to is threatening.
Police are trained to investigate and make arrests when they believe that an offence has been committed.
However, a number of high-profile police cases have highlighted the dangers that can be posed when police do not properly train and assess officers in their use of force.
A study conducted by the University’s Faculty of Law in 2016 found that officers have an 82 per cent failure rate in responding to serious assaults.
A review of cases in NSW in 2017 found that police officers were responsible for more than a third of serious assaults in the state, while the rate of serious assault was higher for officers who had previously been involved in a violent incident.
A police report from this year also found that NSW police officers had a 98 per cent success rate in arresting people for assaulting officers.
In the past year, two more NSW police have been charged in relation to serious incidents.
In May, Daniel Wellingford and Daniel Jackson were charged with assault and misconduct after allegedly striking and injuring a man during a police chase in Sydney.
Jackson, the only police officer charged, is also accused of assault.
In August, Daniel Jackson was charged with attempted murder after allegedly beating his boyfriend, a 30-year old man who was in the police car at the time of the incident.
Jackson and Welling were arrested at the scene and taken to the Old Brisbane Magistrates Court where they appeared in a small, closed courtroom.
Welling was charged and released on bail.
Welling’s lawyer, Robert Storck, said Wellingham’s case is not the first time that police have targeted him for alleged misconduct.
“They’ve been doing this