A Police Officer was left feeling rather bemused after a compensation cheque for 30 pence was sent to him fives years after being assaulted on duty.
The details of the original incident that led to the officer being assaulted are not clear and neither is it clear as to why the cheque for the tiny amount has taken so long to reach the officer.
Not that it really makes much difference, as 30p won’t even buy you a packet of 30g crisps.
The original date of the verdict that led to the officer being ‘awarded’ 30 pence in compensation was 4th
But the cheque was dated 27th Feb, 2019.
A photo of the cheque was shared by @SurreyRoadCops with the caption:
“Officer needs help to decide what to spend his windfall on…Has taken over 5 years to receive this so careful thought required…(compensation for being assaulted on duty)”.
Twitter users were quick to not only point out the absurdity of the amount of compensation awarded and the length of time it took for the ‘windfall’ to reach the officer, but they also came up with some suggestions as to where to spend the 30 pennies:
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