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Thompson v Thames Valley Police

12 June 2000
The facts

A Police Constable was injured during a night training exercise at a disused air base. Wearing night vision equipment he stepped off an unseen 8-inch ledge and hurt his back. He alleged that inadequate equipment and inadequate site inspection and that the acts of disorientation introduced into the exercise created confusion.

The decision

The Judge found equipment on site inspection satisfactory and as to the element of surprise he found it appropriate for such exercise.

Judgment for the Defendant.

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