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‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers

‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers
Stark statistics which show that assaults on emergency service workers rose by 29 per cent in August compared to the same period last year have been c...
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Eleven police officers injured by 'corrosive substance' in Barnet

Eleven police officers injured by 'corrosive substance' in Barnet
Eleven Met Police officers have been injured by a "corrosive substance" during a drugs raid in north London. They had been called to an industrial are...
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Horrific injuries suffered by police officer in brutal city centre attack

Horrific injuries suffered by police officer in brutal city centre attack
A police officer has vowed to “continue running towards the danger” despite receiving these horrific injuries in a brutal attack while on duty in Norw...
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Attacks on officers up 40% during Lockdown

Attacks on officers up 40% during Lockdown
Attacks on police in London have risen sharply during the coronavirus lockdown, exclusive figures have shown. Met Police figures showed 2,027 assaults...
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Police chief hits out after a policewoman was viciously assaulted as she arrested a sex attacker

Police chief hits out after a policewoman was viciously assaulted as she arrested a sex attacker
The constable was kicked in the head as she rescued a terrified woman A  police chief has hit out after a hero rookie policewoman was viciously a...
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Two police officers seriously hurt in edged weapon attack

Two police officers seriously hurt in edged weapon attack
  Two police officers have been seriously injured following an attack in Wishaw, Scotland One of the constables, who is 24, suffered a serious he...
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Police officer, 36, is left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back - just days before his wife was due to give birth

Police officer, 36, is left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back - just days before his wife was due to give birth
A police officer has been left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back by a drunken woman he was taking into custody. Police Cons...
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Man admits ‘coronavirus coughing' at police officers in east London

Man admits ‘coronavirus coughing' at police officers in east London
An east London man has pleaded guilty to coughing over police officers and claiming he had Coronavirus. Darren Rafferty, 45, from Dagen...
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Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home

Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home
Victim was attacked while at home with his wife and two children A man has admitted trying to stab a police officer to death in essex John McCartney s...
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Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers

Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers
Chair of Kent Police Federation Neil Mennie spoke on BBC Radio Kent this morning about the use of Taser in the force and the decision-making skills of...
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Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman

Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman
The 28-year-old newlywed was on duty when he was killed near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire on 15 August last year. A teenager has pleaded gu...
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Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun

Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun
An off-duty PSNI officer has escaped a murder attempt after a masked man came to his door in the middle of the night and pointed a shotgun at him. The...
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Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!

Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!
As Taser makes the news, PFEW National Chair John Apter champions the wider roll out of the life-saving device Taser has been under the media spotligh...
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Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’

Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’
A loud bang was heard around 2am on Wednesday after a missile struck a landrover in west Belfast. A grenade was thrown at a police land rover in West ...
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5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC

5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC
The widow of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty has led almost 5,000 motorcyclists in a "ride of respect" in his honour. PC Andrew Ha...
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Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife

Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife
PC Chris Burnham was knocked down in the line of duty The police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Holbrooks has been left unable to reco...
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Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers

Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers
A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns. Nick Adderley of Northampton P...
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Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack

Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack
Police officers have escaped injury in a bomb explosion in County Fermanagh. The explosion happened at Wattlebridge, near Newtownbutler, close to the ...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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Thug who broke a police firearms officer's ankle walks free from court

Thug who broke a police firearms officer's ankle walks free from court
Sgt Andrew Prestedge was trying to help Melvin Scott's partner when he was met with aggression and suffered a horrendous injury to his ankle in Hought...
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