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Cop compensation claims review

Theresa May will today order Home Office officials to look into the the extent of compensation claims made by police officers. It follows a series of stories about police officers suing individuals for accidents which occurred in the course of duty.

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May to call for police compensation claims review

Home Secretary Theresa May will today order Home Officials to look into the the extent of compensation claims made by police officers.

It follows a series of stories in the newspapers about police officers suing individuals for accidents which occurred in the course of duty.

Home Secretary Theresa May Credit: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

Yesterday, the Sunday Times (£) reported that in the last 4 years more than 8,000 officers have successfully claimed compensation worth almost £70 million.

The figures appeared after a row prompted by WPC Kelly Jones of Norfolk Police, who is suing a garage owner after she fell on a curb while investigating a break in at his premises.

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