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Police Officers allowed to Carry Taser in Court

Police Officers allowed to Carry Taser in Court
Lord Burnett, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales  Issued the eleventh amendment to the criminal practice directions. This update includes a ...
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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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Thousands of brave police officers have to retire early after being injured on duty - now their pensions are under threat

Thousands of brave police officers have to retire early after being injured on duty - now their pensions are under threat
  Penny-pinching police chiefs are attacking the pensions paid to hero officers injured in the line of duty. Disabled and traumatised former offi...
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It’s a disgrace. Officers who have put themselves in harms way on a daily basis are often injured. Those who are badly injured are... Read More
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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 dies after pursuit in Sheffield

Police officer dies after pursuit in Sheffield
  The officer was riding a motorcycle when he collided with a Toyota Avensis A police officer has died after he crashed his motorcycle in Sheffie...
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Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis

Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis
  A 24-7 helpline for police is continuing to provide support, advice and a sympathetic ear as officers respond to the coronavirus crisis. The Po...
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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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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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Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks

Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks
Hundreds more police officers will be trained to use Tasers following a rise in attacks, it can be revealed. Lancashire’s force is planning to increas...
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PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?

PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?
Last week was a massive win for the PFEW with the Government announcement of £10million for a wider roll-out of Taser  This means more colleagues...
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Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales. The Home Office is gi...
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Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’

Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’
  Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn, reacts to “inaccurate” publication Last week the Independen...
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PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS
An exclusive LBC poll suggests 73% of the public think that all police officers in the UK should be armed with tasers. The survey of Police Federation...
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Decision to allow student officers access to Taser

Decision to allow student officers access to Taser
The decision to allow student officers access to Taser has been hailed as a ‘victory for our members and for common sense’ by the Chair of the Police ...
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Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets
Almost 2,500 police have resigned since April last year and most Brit forces say they are struggling to fill roles Experienced police officers are qui...
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Armed manhunt after police officer attacked

Armed manhunt after police officer attacked
A police officer has been attacked by two men after carrying out a "routine stop" on a car. The Dyfed-Powys Police officer was taken to hospital as a ...
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