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Police compensation claims from victims 'inappropriate'

Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police Mike Cunningham has said that it is, "wholly inappropriate that police officers claim compensation against victims of crime."

He told ITV Daybreak that while there could be times when police officers injured on duty should have access to the criminal compensation scheme, "we need to understand the differences in the claims officers are making."

PC Kelly Jones has started legal action against a Norfolk petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in.


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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.