A West Midlands police officer has been awarded more than £12,000 in damages after being bitten by fleas while at work.
According to the force, the PC had to undergo emergency surgery after being injured by the parasites.
A Freedom of Information request showed the officer’s payout was among 14 other claims for personal injuries settled in 2016 and 2017 – costing the force more than £61,000.
Another PC was handed £7,274 for defective equipment used while at work.
Other claims included more than £5,000 for two trips and two claims for what’s been described as ‘manual handling’.