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