PC drops damages claim

A policewoman who planned to sue the owner of a petrol station in Norfolk after tripping on a kerb while investigating a break-in has dropped her claim for damages.

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Policewoman drops claim for damages

A policewoman who planned to sue the owner of a petrol station in Norfolk after tripping on a kerb while investigating a break-in has dropped her claim for damages.

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, said that Pc Kelly Jones had withdrawn her civil claim.

It emerged that PC Jones was pursuing a claim against Steve Jones, the owner of Nuns' Bridges Filling Station in Thetford for allegedly failing to ensure she was "reasonably safe" when she attended a suspected break-in during August 2012.

Pc Kelly Jones has today withdrawn her civil claim for injuries sustained on duty. Contrary to media reports at the time Pc Jones was not seeking a vast compensation payment, rather she was seeking monies that covered the income she had lost as a result of her injury. She will bear the financial loss with a hope that the wider concerns the public might have can be resolved by government and the police service... This case raised a very real issue in that police officers find themselves financially disadvantaged when injured at work, with no other option other than to seek financial redress"

– Police Federation statement
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