Work­ers need more pro­tec­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

HIGH­LANDS and Is­lands MSP Dou­glas Ross says emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel need more pro­tec­tion fol­low­ing re­ports that more than a quar­ter of peo­ple charged with at­tack­ing them never face trial in court.

Mr Ross said: ' Vi­o­lence against the men and women of our emer­gency ser­vices in Scot­land is an in­creas­ing prob­lem. But these fig­ures show fewer cases are ac­tu­ally mak­ing it to court and those at­tacked while try­ing to pro­tect us are be­ing let down. That will do noth­ing to de­ter oth­ers who think this sort of de­spi­ca­ble be­hav­iour is ac­cept­able.’

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