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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 5:59 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford 5:59 pm, 2nd November 2016

I recently went out on a ride-along with officers from Essex police. I witnessed a suspect who was being restrained attempting to spit at a police officer. It was a really ugly thing to see. Does my hon. Friend agree that we must look more seriously at the option of spit hoods, because if we really want to protect our police officers we need to do something concrete?