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The Chief Constable of Norfolk Police has said that his force does NOT support a policewoman who 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 but carried on working. Her lawyer's letters claim there was insufficient lighting or any warning signs.
Norfolk Police say they had no prior knowledge of PC Jones’ intended legal action against Mr Jones until informed by the Mail on Sunday.
They added that the legal action is not supported by the Constabulary, our understanding being that the action is funded and supported by the Police Federation, a position over which the Constabulary has no control.
The owner of a service station in Norfolk is being sued by a policewoman who tripped over while responding to a burglar alarm. Steve Jones from Thetford said he couldn't believe it when a letter arrived from her solicitors claiming for damages. Kate Prout reports.
A policewoman from Norfolk is suing the owner of a filling station at Thetford after she allegedly tripped on a kerb while answering an emergency call.
It's been reported the officer is claiming up to £50,000 in damages from Steve Jones, who owns the Nun's Bridges filling station, for injuries to her leg.
He had dialled 999 last summer after an alarm went off. Norfolk Police has said the force is unaware of the legal action which appears to have been taken privately by the officer.
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A police officer who is suing a garage owner after she tripped on a kerb answering a 999 call is also making a claim against Norfolk Police.
A Norfolk police officer is to continue legal action against a garage after she tripped on a kerb while on an call-out.