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A police officer is suing a petrol station owner after apparently tripping on a kerb on his property when called to reports of a break-in.
The officer was called to Harvest filling station in Thetford, Norfolk last summer.
It is understood that she is claiming she fell and injured her leg.
Originally posted by RAY1990
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I didn't half laugh when I read this on BBC earlier, it's just downright stupid... there is people who actually go out and "trip" on purpose too just to put claims like this in. I'm not saying that is what is happening here but here in the UK we really have adopted the suing and compensation as a way of life.
Sometimes there is good reason for it, others it is just... American (no offense to any Americans)
Originally posted by bates
the police officer in question is over weight.
Fat police woman pics
it appears we can now be held to account if the police are too fat and clumsy to do their jobs properly.
Oh seems you have the same types of sue happy people over there as we do here.
The claim alleges the petrol station was at fault for failing to ensure PC Jones was "reasonably safe", making no attempt to light the area or warn her about the step.
The letter also alleges the business failed to display any warning signs or carry out a risk assessment.