Policing Britain’s streets can be a hazardous occupation – but it seems officers can’t even drop their guard when they get back to the office.

A series of bizarre office-based injury claims submitted by officers has shone a light on the extraordinary ‘compensation culture’ a the heart of many police forces across the UK.

In one staggering claim, a constable insisted he injured his back reaching to switch on a computer while another said he had hurt himself ‘doing the washing’.

The Mail Online report. You can read the full story here. 

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