WATCH: Former tennis star James Blake 'slammed' during mistaken arrested

Video has been released of police in New York arresting former tennis star James Blake in a case of mistaken identity.

The footage shows the 35 year-old - who was number four in the world at one point - being wrestled to the ground outside a hotel in Manhattan.

Mr Blake appeared on US breakfast television yesterday to say that everyone should be held accountable for their actions, including the police.

He said he was standing outside Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt New York hotel on Wednesday waiting to go to the US Open when he looked up from his mobile phone and saw a police officer charging him. He said he was body-slammed and handcuffed.

He told officers to check his identification, and he was released. Mr Blake said the officer never identified himself.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said the man police were searching for looked like “the twin brother of Mr Blake”.

The officer involved hass been put on admin duties pending an inquiry

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