A FORMER detective is suing Essex Police for £500,000 claiming that her career was ruined after she fell off a desk following an office prank.
Rebecca Jenkin’s case is being held at the Central London County Court.
Her case centres on an incident in which it is claimed a sergeant hid her phone in a ceiling void above her desk during an office joke.
It was reported that she had clambered onto a desk to retrieve the phone after she heard it ringing above her head, but fell to the ground, damaging her left knee.
She has since suffered depression, pain and an ongoing ‘adjustment disorder’, for which she is claiming £500,000 damages, the court heard.
Essex Police are defending the action.
The hearing continues.