‘I feel sorry for PCSO – he de­serves to be com­mended’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

HIT-AND-RUN vic­tim Win­nifred Upton’s husband has backed PCSO John Can­non’s ac­tions.

Ken­neth Upton said: “I don’t think the PCSO should be dis­ci­plined. At the end of the day he was do­ing his job to the best of his abil­ity. I feel sorry for him – he should be com­mended, not in­ves­ti­gated. He shouldn’t have his pay cut. How much money has been spent in­ves­ti­gat­ing him? It would be bet­ter spent on polic­ing. My wife was in a coma for five weeks and only came home in Septem­ber. Her heart stopped twice – once in the am­bu­lance.”

An IPCC spokesman said: “The IPCC is in the process of con­clud­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tion and fi­nal­is­ing our in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port. For the ben­e­fit of every­one in­volved, this in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been con­ducted thor­oughly and in good time. The IPCC in­ves­ti­ga­tor found ev­i­dence which may amount to gross mis­con­duct by a PCSO re­gard­ing their ac­tions and they were in­formed of this, and have since been reg­u­larly up­dated on its progress, as have all those in­volved.”

In a state­ment GMP said: “It would be in­ap­pro­pri­ate to com­ment any fur­ther at this stage.”

Win­nifred Upton and husband Ken­neth

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