Attacked police officer launches injury compensation claim

A police officer who suffered a broken nose and fractured tooth when she was attacked by a drunken woman is seeking injury compensation.

PC Denise Ellen Roskell had taken Gemma Barry into custody for drunk and disorderly behaviour, the Derby Telegraph reports.

Ms Barry had thrown items onto the floor at Ripley police station and when PC Roskell bent down to pick them up, she was kneed in the face.

She was taken to hospital and needed five injections in her nose and dental work costing GBP 2,000 as a result of the attack, leading her to launched a claim for injury compensation.

As well as her injuries, PC Roskell was forced to cancel a holiday and has been unable to return to work due to anxiety.

It follows news that a student left brain-damaged after a racially-motivated hammer attack at school is waiting to find out how much injury compensation he will receive.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19436064-ADNFCR

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