22nd December 2016
By Peter Tremayne
Devon and Cornwall police have paid out nearly £4,000 in recent years for raiding premises – but getting the wrong address.
Police raided a total of 10 “wrong address” premises in the past three years: on three occasions in 2013, five last year and twice this year.
A bungled police raid. Picture: YouTube
Compensation payments were £695, £2,422 and £614 respectively. The statistics were provided in response to a Freedom of Information question. Details of the raids, reasons for the mistakes and the total number of raids carried out each year were not provided.
Return to the Cornwall Reports front page.