1. ITV Report

£12,000 compensation for police officer bitten by fleas


A freedom of information request has revealed that a West Midlands police officer was awarded more than £12,000 in compensation after being bitten by fleas while at work.

According to the force, the PC had to undergo emergency surgery after being injured by the parasites.

The Freedom of Information request showed the officer's payout was among 14 other claims for personal injuries settled in 2016 and 2017 - costing the force more than £61,000.

Another PC was handed £7,274 for defective equipment used while at work.

Other claims included more than £5,000 for two trips and two claims for what's been described as 'manual handling'.