A community enforcement officer in Teesside who suffered severe back and shoulder pain due to an ill-fitting stab vest has been awarded GBP 2,000 in injury compensation.
Anthony Roach, 31, complained to his bosses that his body armour did not fit properly and was causing him pain, but nothing was done about it.
It was later found that the second-hand armour, which came from Northumbria Police, had Kevlar plates of different sizes, pulling his body to the left and forcing him to adjust his body to compensate, leading to injury.
In a statement, Stockton Borough Council said that it has established grievance procedures which aim to resolve problems such as this.
"We are undertaking an urgent review of why this case avoided those procedures," it added.
It follows news that Keith Tilbury, a police worker from Hersham, has won a six-figure injury compensation payout after he was accidentally shot in the stomach during firearms training.