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PC traumatised by gunfire wins damages claim

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    Schofield v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [1999] ICR 193 CA (0 other reports)

The Court of Appeal has upheld damages of £151,000 awarded to a former police officer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder when a colleague fired a gun unexpectedly at close range (Peter Nobes, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Lynne Schofield).

Lynne Schofield was a police constable in the West Yorkshire Police Force. With her colleague, Acting Sergeant Dodding, she attended a house in Huddersfield where firearms had been found.