West Yorkshire Police has paid out more than £450,000 in personal injury payouts to police officers and civilian staff in five years.

And in one case going back to 2008/2009, a total of £174,000 was paid to one employee as a result of a fall.

But the force, one of the biggest in the country, says it takes health and safety very seriously and providing policing ‘can’t be risk free’.

Reported by the Huddersfield Examiner. You can read the full story here. 

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