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Fed and chiefs say rise of use of force due to increase in assaults

Use of force is up by 64,000 incidents in a year. The NPCC and the Federation have both put the increase down to a rise in aggression against officers.

Officers handcuff a woman during an anti-vax rally in central London

Officers handcuff a woman during an anti-vax rally in central London

Date - 17th December 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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In the year ending March 2020 there were 492,000 recorded incidents where an officer used force in England and Wales, according to Home Office data released today (17 December). This is up from 428,000 in the previous period. Restraint was the...
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