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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 5:04 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West 5:04 pm, 2nd November 2016

The danger that our brave officers face was brought home to me when PC Suzanne Hudson was shot at point-blank range in Headingley in my constituency in 2013. Thankfully she survived and is now back at work, but the impact on her and her brave colleague, PC Richard Whiteley, has been huge. PC Whiteley saved his colleague but was then threatened himself. If they had not been working together as a pair, goodness knows what would have happened. Does the hon. Lady agree that working in pairs should be part of operational police procedure?