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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 4:20 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter 4:20 pm, 2nd November 2016

Is my hon. Friend surprised to learn that, in relatively peaceful Devon and Cornwall, there were 267 assaults on the police in the last year, more than doubling the associated costs in one year? Does she agree that one of the reasons that the police and other services are so vulnerable is that, because of cuts, they are increasingly operating on their own and not in pairs?