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.
PC Kelly Jones is taking action against Norfolk Police in relation to a patrol car crash, the Daily Mail reports.
She is understood to have been a passenger in a patrol car which skidded off the road and ended up on its side during a high-speed pursuit of a suspicious vehicle near the village of Garboldisham in January 2012.
Norfolk Police said it could not comment on individual cases.
A spokesman for Pattinson Brewer, the law firm representing her, confirmed she had suffered a knee injury in a road traffic collision while on duty and that "liability for that incident was admitted by Norfolk Police Constabulary".
The Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett has called on a police officer to re-consider her decision to sue a garage owner after she tripped over a kerb during a call-out.
Mr Bett called for "common sense" in the case.
PC Kelly Jones is pursuing a claim, over injuries she suffered while responding to a call about a suspected break in at Thetford in Norfolk.
Click below to watch the interview with Stephen Bett:
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.
– Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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.
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".
Norfolk's police chief has expressed his "disappointment" at a compensation claim by one of his own officers. Pc Kelly Jones is suing a garage owner after she allegedly tripped over a kerb when investigating a suspected break-in.
ITV News Reporter Richard Pallot reports:
The Police Federation have confirmed to ITV News that they are funding the legal costs of PC Kelly Jones, the officer suing a petrol station owner after she fell on her property.
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.
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?