A Freedom of Information request asking for internal communications has revealed a police officer used a sad face emoticon in an email about a victim of a car crash not dying. 

The Telegraph report: 

The officer has since apologised for the internal email which appeared to show “disappointment” as Laura Thomas recovered in hospital.

The communication was shown to the Thomas family following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

When her father, Darren, lodged an official complaint about the email he received a statement from the officer, who has not been identified, saying that she had not meant to cause offence.

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