HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc252-3W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Home Secretary whether he will have an inquiry held into the charge against a police constable that, in making his report on a traffic accident which occurred in Highbury Grove on the evening of 1st March, 1939, he attributed to the victim of the accident words indicating that the accident was her own fault although there was evidence from three persons present at the time to prove that the police constable did not speak to the victim nor she to him?

Sir J. Anderson

This case has already been the subject of exhaustive inquiries by the Commissioner of Police. There was a direct conflict of evidence between the injured person and the constable who was called to the scene of the accident, and the statements of both parties were supported by those of other witnesses. In these circumstances the Commissioner of Police decided that the matter could not be carried further, particularly in view of the possibility that the incident might form the subject of civil proceedings.

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