Norfolk’s Chief Constable has distanced the force from a claim by a Pc who says she was injured after tripping up a kerb when investigating a break in at a Thetford filling station.
The owner is now being sued by the officer for the injuries she sustained.
Today Norfolk Police issued a statement saying: “This legal action is not supported by the Constabulary, our understanding being that the action is funded and supported by the Police Federation, a position over which the Constabulary has no control.”
Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “This type of claim does not represent the approach and attitude of the overwhelming majority of our staff who understand and accept the risks inherent in policing and which they willingly confront to keep the public they serve safe. It is a disappointment that this is potentially undermined by a private compensation claim.” The statement followed an article in the Mail on Sunday