A police call handler who was shot while on a training exercise at work has been awarded a six-figure injury compensation sum.
Keith Tilbury, 57, was attending a safety demonstration course when a firearms training officer took a .44 Magnum revolver which he thought was loaded with blanks and shot him in May 2007.
He was in intensive care for two weeks and has since been unable to return to work.
Deputy chief constable Francis Habgood described it as "an incident which the force has always accepted should never have happened".
The injury compensation package he has received will help him to deal with the loss of income, the injuries he suffered and the payment for any future treatment he may require.
It follows news that a man whose foot and ankle were partially crushed by a police squad car has been awarded GBP 600,000 in injury compensation from Thames Valley Police.