Police officer sues over kerb trip

A Norfolk police officer is suing a petrol station owner after apparently tripping on a kerb when she was called to reports of a break-in at the filling station in Thetford last summer.

Live updates

  1. National

Police compensation claims from victims 'inappropriate'

Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police Mike Cunningham has said that it is, "wholly inappropriate that police officers claim compensation against victims of crime."

He told ITV Daybreak that while there could be times when police officers injured on duty should have access to the criminal compensation scheme, "we need to understand the differences in the claims officers are making."

PC Kelly Jones has started legal action against a Norfolk petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in.

Advertisement

  1. Malcolm Robertson

Police officer defies pressure to sue over kerb trip

A police woman is defying mounting pressure from senior officers to drop her legal action against a petrol station owner in Thetford, Norfolk.

PC Kelly Jones is pursuing a claim, over injuries she suffered while responding to a call about a suspected break in.

Norfolk's Chief Constable and Police Crime Commissioner have both urged her to rethink the case, and the garage owner says the stress is taking its toll on staff.

Click below to watch a report from ITV Anglia's Malcolm Robertson:

Advertisement

Head of Norfolk Police "surprised" by WPC

The Chief Constable of Norfolk Police has told ITV News Anglia his force is surprised that a policewoman is suing a garage owner after tripping over a kerb while responding to a burglar alarm.

Steve Jones called the police last August when his alarms went off at his garage in Thetford.

WPC Kelly Jones from Thetford slipped off a 6 inch kerb. Her lawyers letters claim there wasn't enough lighting at the site or any warning signs. She was unavailable for comment.

Load more updates Back to top

Latest ITV News reports