3 police officers arrest traffic officer over parking row

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3 police officers arrest traffic officer over parking row

Post by falkor » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:27 pm

By Richard Edwards, Crime Correspondent Published: 8:18PM BST 27 Oct 2010
PC Roderick Lund, 40, was detained for 10 hours over the dispute about his car partially blocking his next door neighbour’s driveway.
He was awarded £5,000 in damages yesterday after suing his own force, Lancashire Police, for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and using unreasonable force.

The officer’s solicitor said his client had been humiliated and suffered severe anxiety and distress following his arrest.

Pc Lund had parked his black Range Rover on the road outside his detached home in the village of Catterall, Lancashire, in October 2009.

Anthony Green, his next-door neighbour who was himself a retired superintendent in the force, called police complaining he could not get into his driveway without mounting the kerb.

Three officers arrived, led by Insp Dave Vickers.

In scenes recorded on video, Insp Vickers said the car was causing an obstruction.

But Pc Lund refused to move it and insisted that he "had a drink" the night before, and therefore could not be sure he was not over the legal alcohol limit.

At the conversation became more heated he continued to ask Insp Vickers about his motives for asking him to move his car.

Pc Lund was then informed that he was being arrested for "obstructing police" and was led away in handcuffs.

He was taken to a police station in Morecambe where he was put in a cell and detained for 10 hours before being released on bail.

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Re: 3 police officers arrest traffic officer over parking ro

Post by nighthawk » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:43 pm

What a complete waste of time, money and effort! Obviously they have nothing better to do with their time!
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