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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 Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary 4:20 pm, 2nd November 2016

My hon. Friend will not be surprised to hear that I will come to the question of data later.

I must acknowledge the work of my hon. Friend Holly Lynch, who raised this issue in an earlier debate and has arranged for representatives of the Police Federation to be here today.

Sadly, the police are not the only group of dedicated public service workers who are coming under physical attack. Violence against NHS staff has rocketed in the past five years, with 186 attacks on doctors, nurses and paramedics every day.