Fife police “made lunch row whistleblower vacuum and wash dishes”

Denise Borrer says she suffered psychological health problems which working at Fife Police

A FORMER detective has alleged she was made to vacuum and wash dishes after complaining about colleagues’ excessive lunch breaks.

Denise Borrer, 45, claims other officers went as far as failing to share intelligence with her and hurled offensive jibes at her.

Ms Borrer, who worked in the Rosyth Port CID, says she was shunned and isolated after reporting colleagues for taking a long lunch break in 2002.

She says that at the time she was left alone to take on anti-terrorist duties.

Her legal case states: “Those duties involved checking passenger manifests and were an important part of the UK’s anti-terrorist strategy in the aftermath of the 9/11 atrocity.”

Shay says no action was taken by her superiors when she reported the lunch breaks. She was eventually moved to a new location.

Papers lodged at the Court of Session in Edinburgh say her new role meant she had to do tasks  such as ‘hoovering, washing dishes and junior clerical duties.’

She claims these were ‘unsuitable tasks’ and her treatment caused her ‘pyschological problems.’

She argues this led to her retiring from the force in 2008, after suffering from psychological health problems since December 2002.

She has raised a judicial review seeking to set aside a finding made by the Police Medical Appeal Board.

The Board found she had not sustained her injuries in the line of duty.

Police rules say an officer who is permanently disabled while working is entitled to an injury pension.

The hearing before Lord Stewart continues.



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