Police pay pensioner £20,000 after smashing his car window
Police pay 73-year-old driver £20,000 after officers smashed his Range Rover's window and windscreen for driving without a seatbelt
- One officer jumped onto the bonnet of the car and kicked in the windscreen
- A police disciplinary panel concluded the officers’ actions were justified
A retired businessman today won more than £20,000 damages from police who smashed his car windows for driving without a seatbelt.
Grandfather Robert Whatley, 73, was pulled over in his Range Rover in 2009 and expected the officer to gently knock on his window.
But one policeman hit the glass 15 times with his baton - while another climbed onto the bonnet to kick in the windscreen of the £60,000 car.....Read more