Second claim for kerb fall PC

A police officer criticised for taking legal action against a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb answering a 999 call is also making a claim against her own force, it was reported today.

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Police Federation: 'To vilify this female officer is wrong'

The Police Federation has defended PC Kelly Jones in her law suit after she tripped on a curb while responding to a potential burglary.

Let me be clear - to vilify this female officer is wrong.

She took legal advice as to how she could claim back some of her lost earnings as a result of the injury, and at this stage no formal proceedings have taken place.

She has been supported by my own organisation, the Police Federation, who have agreed to fund her on a conditional fee basis should the matter progress.

While PC Jones may be an easy target as she is one individual within a media storm, for me it is the Police Federation that needs to be mindful of the widespread public and member perception that has arisen out of this claim, and address that where relevant in our advice going forward.

– Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales

Report: Police officer drops claim against burglary victim

The newspaper quotes her father as saying that she feels "unfairly persecuted" after news of her claim was reported in the press, adding that she was only following "standard police procedure".

Pc Kelly Jones from Norfolk was criticised by the Chief Constable of her force, who described the claim as "disappointing".


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Garage owner sued after policewoman trips on kerb

Norfolk Police headquarters. Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

Norfolk police officer 'sues burglary victim'

A police officer from Norfolk is suing a petrol station owner after tripping on a kerb on his property, the Daily Mail reports.

PC Kelly Jones is said to be seeking compensation after claiming the owner failed in his duty to keep her safe. Petrol station owner Steve Jones is furious, telling The Mail:

I thought nothing of it - other than she must have been a bit embarrassed, and I helped her up. Then we carried on with the search.

I am incredulous that I am being sued by a police officer whose duty is to protect the public.

How can anyone feel safe calling the cops if they size you up for compensation while they’re fighting crime?

Surely policing has elements of both public service and risk. Isn’t that what officers sign up for when they put on the uniform - chasing villains and keeping us safe?

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