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Police Bill: new powers to tackle knife offenders and disruptive protests

A wide ranging Bill introduced into Parliament today seeks to strengthen police powers and officer protection but also places new legal duties to share data with other agencies.

Police Bill: new powers to tackle knife offenders and disruptive protests

Date - 8th March 2021
By - Chris Smith
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After more than a year of campaigning, the government has backed demands from the Police Federation and Chief Constables to increase the jail term to two years for offenders who assault officers. The commitments, long trailed by Home Secretary...
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