Police in Nottingham paid out £450,000 in compensation during the last five years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

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Nottinghamshire Police force has paid out £446,499 in compensation to injured officers and civilian workers in the last five years, according to recently published figures.

Figures show that 43 successful claims were entered between 2007 and 2012, including one member of staff receiving £8,000 in compensation after tripping over a pile of paper.

The figures, published by the force in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed other payouts included £16,610 to an officer who was hurt tripping over blankets while catching a criminal and £18,400 to an employee who fell off a chair and injured their back.

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