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New guidance on sentencing for assaults on officers

Anyone who assaults a police officer will get a 12 month jail sentence if new guidance for courts is accepted.

Crime and punishment: Sentencing Council guidance has been updated

Crime and punishment: Sentencing Council guidance has been updated

Date - 16th April 2020
By - Chris Smith
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Courts will be given a clear framework for assessing cases so that they can impose a 12 month sentence under draft rules issued by the Sentencing Council. The Police Federation and police forces across the country had raised concern over the lack...
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