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Father of Norwich girl killed in crash welcomes consultation on way police carry out investigations

PUBLISHED: 13:22 14 August 2012

Picture of flowers next to the Ideal Shop on the corner of Magdalen Road and Waterloo Road, Norwich, where a car crashed into a group of people walking home. One girl Lisa Jermy was killed and others were seriously injured.
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Picture of flowers next to the Ideal Shop on the corner of Magdalen Road and Waterloo Road, Norwich, where a car crashed into a group of people walking home. One girl Lisa Jermy was killed and others were seriously injured. Photo: Angela Sharpe Copy: For: EDP/EN EDP pics © 2006 (01603) 772434

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Families who have lost loved ones in crashes on Norfolk's roads have been urged to have their say on the way police carry out investigations.

A consultation will focus on police standards when responding to, reporting and investigating road traffic collisions and will influence an agreed policy and guidance published by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

It is hoped that the consultation, which is open until September 7, will improve the way police not only investigate road crashes in the country, but also support the families of those who have been killed.

Peter Jermy, 62, whose 16-year-old daughter Lisa was killed by a drink driver who lost control and crashed into his daughter and a group of youngsters in Magdalen Road, Norwich, in October 2006, said he could not fault the support given by the police, but welcomed the consultation.

Mr Jermy, of Margaret Paston Avenue, Mile Cross, Norwich, said: “I think if there’s any way anything can help people in that way it’s good.

“In our case, the policewoman was very, very good.

“It’s all right if it’s someone who is trained in that way, but if they are not, well, I think it’s someone who has to have been involved with this type of thing.”

Fill out a consultation form via the Cleveland Police website www.cleveland.police.uk/contact-us/ManualReview1.aspx or alternatively by writing to ACC Sean White via Cleveland Police Headquarters, PO Box 70, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS8 9EH.

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