As­saults on po­lice rise by more than 30%

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AS­SAULTS on po­lice of­fi­cers are up by more than 30% in a year in Thames Val­ley.

There were 689 in­ci­dences of ‘as­sault with­out in­jury on a con­sta­ble’ recorded by Thames Val­ley po­lice in 2015/16, up 31 per cent from 528 in 2014/15, one of the biggest rises in Eng­land and Wales.

Po­lice of­fi­cers also re­ported 214 as­saults with in­juries to HR in 2015/16.

Across Eng­land and Wales, there were 7,903 as­saults in­volv­ing in­jury re­ported to force health and safety teams by of­fi­cers in 2015/16, and 270 re­ported by PCSOs (ex­clud­ing the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice).

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