Girl Hurt At Notts Police HQ

7 November 2014, 08:19 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A police officer who fired a gun accidentally at Nottinghamshire Police HQ, injuring a 7-year-old girl, is not on firearms duties.

An investigation into what happened last week has started.

A group of children were visiting the force to look at special units like the dogs and traffic cars, as part of an organised trip.

Gun Shot

After a talk with firearms officers, one of the team accidentally shot a gun into the ground.

One of the children, a 7-year-old girl, was injured.

Police have told Capital that the girl got a minor injury to her lip.

It's not clear exactly how she was hurt and that's what part of the investigation, passed onto the IPCC, will look into.

'Won't Happen Again'

Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, has told Capital he was shocked and concerned when he heard what had happened but has been assured by the Chief Constable it won't happen again.

Nottinghamshire's Assistant Chief Constable, Simon Torr, has told Capital they've spoken to the parents of the children on that tour, apologising for any distress it might have caused and say they're determined to figure out how it happened.