Tuesday, April 2, 2013

PC Kelly Jones to sue garage owner after tripping on kerb, despite her Father saying she planned to drop it

A police officer is to press ahead with legal action against a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in, despite her father saying she planned to drop it.

A spokesman for the Police Federation, which is funding PC Kelly Jones's legal costs, said she planned to continue the claim against the owner of Nuns' Bridges filling station in Thetford, Norfolk, even though her father, Danny Harle, said she would drop it after being upset at the strong reaction it had prompted.

Harle, 58, told the Daily Mirror she felt she had been persecuted. He added: "All she did was follow standard police procedure. There was never any mention of figures. She was expecting a couple of grand, not £500,000.