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Police chiefs defend use of spit hoods as new figures are released

Met used hoods 700 times in the last two years as London Assembly member criticises tactic.

The hoods are an important piece of protection kit says the NPCC

The hoods are an important piece of protection kit says the NPCC

Date - 13th September 2019
By - Chris Smith
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Spit hoods have been used by the Metroplitan Police on more than 700 occasions according to new figures. The hoods which protect officers and those around them from spitting, biting and catching serious infectious diseases, were used in 704...
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