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Plebs Beware: WPC Kelly Jones sues 999 caller for not warning her about a kerb

by | 1st, April 2013

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PC Kelly Jones, 33, might be hero. Steve Jones (no relation) sent out the distress signal (he called 999) when the alarm went off at his Nuns’ Bridges Service Station in Thetford, Norfolk. It was midnight when Jones arrived. In the course of the search for villains she tripped and fell on a 6 inch kerb. She hurt her wrist and leg. So. She’s suing Mr Jones. The Mail says she could get £50,000.

Seems fair.

But her boss, Phil Gormley, Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, says:

“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.”

Jones’s case is being funded by the Police Federation.

Pattinson Brewer are the claims lawyers warming their hands.

Steve Jones, 50, is

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