A motorcyclist in London is pursuing a GBP 600,000 injury compensation claim against Thames Valley Police after alleging that a squad car damaged his foot and ankle in a pursuit.
Michael Henry was riding home from a friend’s birthday party aboard a 1,100 Honda Blackbird in 2004 when a police car began to follow him over a suspected speeding offence, the Bucks Free Press reports.
As he dismounted from his bike, he says that the pursuing car’s front wheel came into contact with him, crushing his ankle and foot.
An earlier court case found that Mr Henry’s injuries were caused by "sheer bad luck" and did not amount to negligence, but he has appealed the ruling and plans to try to claim as much as GBP 600,000 in injury compensation.
It follows reports in the Peterlee Mail that a father left with permanent brain damage after being kicked by a horse may lose his right to claim injury compensation.