More than 80 police officers assaulted each day on average, figures suggest

Police figures suggest that on average 80 officers were assaulted each day this year in the UK. Data gathered by the PA news agency shows at least 7,260 assaults against police officers, constables and volunteers over just three months in 202, indicating there could have been more than 29,000 attacks during the year. Interview with Chief Constable Nick Dean at Cambridgeshire Constabulary which recorded the most substantial increase of 121%, with 128 cases noted in the three-month period in 2021, up from 58 the previous year.

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