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Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:13

Police: ‘We are not punchbags’

Home Office figures show 5,000 attacks on Met Police officers, almost half of which resulted in injury. There is concern that during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that number will rise. A video showing officers being attacked in north London on 10 June is circulating on social media. A member of the public flagged down two police officers, a man and a woman, saying he had been assaulted and directed them to the alleged attacker. As an officer attempted to speak with those involved, one of them became aggressive, and a struggle ensued. A number of others became involved whilst the officer was on the ground, and passers-by filmed the attack - but did not step in to support the overwhelmed policewoman, who was attempting to keep people away. She was injured in the process before more officers arrived to assist and arrest the two men. Both officers suffered injuries that did not require hospital treatment. The Metropolitan Police Federation said, ‘We are not society's punchbags.’

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:00

Police Federation: ‘we need action’

Warnings from the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) about long-term funding of police services have received widespread media coverage. An estimated half a million applications are needed to fill 53,000 police officer posts, to fulfil the Government’s pledge to boost the service by 20,000. The federation calls on ministers to deliver on recent promises and rewrite funding rules by introducing at least a ten-year strategy for budgets, to allow forces to plan properly for the future instead of sticking to the current annual review. Speaking on Sky News a representative said, ‘Many promises have been made; we now need them to be turned into action.’ An estimated one in every 170 people in England and Wales will be needed if those 53,000 vacancies are to be filled. See also

Published in British Isles