Legal action over police radios
Ben KendallNorfolk police are monitoring a legal bid launched by officers from another force who claim their radios are making them sick.Ben Kendall
Norfolk police are monitoring a legal bid launched by officers from another force who claim their radios are making them sick.
There have long been fears that the TETRA Airwave radio system, operated across the UK, has health implications for those who are frequently exposed to the technology.
When it was first introduced in Norfolk in 2004, with the intention of eliminating areas of poor coverage, concerns were expressed that it could harm officers and that the transmissions from its masts could have wider implications for the general public.
Now Norfolk Police Federation has said it will watch to progress of a lawsuit filed by officers from Lancashire Police Authority.
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David Benfield, general secretary of the Norfolk Police Federation, said: 'There were a lot of concerns about this when the radios were first introduced. There have been various suggestions made by officers about the impact this has had on their health.'
Norfolk police are also participating in the Airwave health monitoring study commissioned by Home Office.
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