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Forces ask courts to back up CPS on spitting and coughing offences

Hampshire Federation warns of additional pressure on patrol numbers when officers who have been coughed or spat at have to self isolate as a precaution.

Jail call: Courts have been urged to get tough on assaults during COVID-19

Jail call: Courts have been urged to get tough on assaults during COVID-19

Date - 24th April 2020
By - Chris Smith
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Forces have raised concerns at the end of a week of arrests of people for assaulting officers and claiming they have the COVID-19 virus. Kent Police revealed that since the lockdown began, it has dealt with 70 incidents of officers being coughed at...
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