PRINCE Philip’s police file has remained locked in an inspector’s drawer — raising fears of “special treatment”.
The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to avoid prosecution for crashing his car near Sandringham last month after surrendering his driving licence.
Crash witnesses told of fears police behaviour had raised the spectre of ‘a deal’ being done behind the scenes.
Victoria Warne, 72, who was first on the crash with her husband Roy, said: ‘’A policewoman came here to take a statement from me because I had been at the scene, and while she was here she mentioned that anything related to this accident was in a locked drawer for ‘security reasons’ in the inspector’s officer.
“That doesn’t sound like normal treatment, purely because of the fact it is a Royal – which I don’t think is fair at all.
“Apart from the fact he is a Royal he has done a lot to the country – but on the other hand you could say this is all extremely arrogant.
“The fact he was seen driving the following day was appalling – that really was two fingers to the public.
The Duke’s Land Rover crushed the front of the 2006 Kia Carens as it lurched out of a junction on the Sandringham estate, on January 17.
That doesn’t sound like normal treatment, purely because of the fact it is a Royal – which I don’t think is fair at all
Victoria Warne, crash witness
Pictures show how a split-second later would have see the Prince slam into the side of the hatchback – on the same side where a nine-month-old baby was sat.
Driver Ellie Townsend, 28, and her tot walked from the wreck with pal Emma Fairweather, 46, who broke her wrist. The Prince was miraculously uninjured despite rolling his car.
CPS chiefs are considering whether Philip – or anyone else from the crash – will face prosecution.
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They will weigh up the ‘public interest’ in charging Phil – which may now be considered too low if he has already surrendered his licence.
Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, previously said: “In my view it’s not in the public interest to prosecute as the duke has given his life to serving this country.
A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “All collision investigation files are stored appropriately.”