Innocent mum locked in cell

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A SINGLE mum is fighting for an apology from police after she was arrested and locked in a cell for a crime she did not commit.

Kerry Ann Davies, who claims she was “treated like a murderer”, has spent the past 18 months trying in vain to clear her name.

Five officers swooped on her Bletchley home in September 2009, accusing her of a hit and run accident involving an elderly woman near her driveway.

“I knew nothing about any accident. I had no idea what I was meant to have done but they were talking to me as though I’d almost killed someone,” said the 30-year-old, who has an eight-year-old daughter.

She was held in a cell for five hours, interviewed at length and released three hours later.

“It was a terrifying experience for her,” said her father Nigel. “For months afterwards she suffered panic attacks and depression.”

Kerry Ann, a supervisor at Gala Bingo, was released on police bail while her car, a black Chevrolet Matiz, was taken away for forensic examination.

Kerry Ann finally learned she was cleared weeks later, bizarrely in a late night visit from two officers.

“They knocked on her door at 11pm when she was in bed. It nearly scared her to death,” said Nigel.

The family hoped the nightmare was over. But they soon learned there would be a dire consequence – from Kerry Ann’s insurance company.

“Police obviously failed to notify the insurance company that she was cleared. So the premium shot up to four times as much,” said Nigel.

“We’ve tried talking to the police but we can’t sort out this mess.”

“All we want is an apology from police and proof that my daughter is innocent.

Thames Valley police could not respond to the Citizens request for a comment.