Assaults on officers

Hundreds of police officers in Lancashire have been assaulted in the line of duty in the past five years.

Wednesday, 29th October 2014, 10:00 am

Since 2009, there have been 1,410 reports of officers being attacked. The constabulary currently has around 3,000 officers.

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The figures show there has been a downward trend over the years, with fewer assaults in 2013/14 – but the force said having almost 1,500 incidents was “unacceptable”.

Rachel Baines, chairman of Lancashire Police Federation, said: ““One assault on a police officer is one too many.”

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “I take assaults against officers extremely seriously.”