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Norfolk police officers attacked 600 times during pandemic

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Police officers in Norfolk have been attacked more than 600 times during the coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal.

The number of assaults has been described as "disgusting" by the Police Federation, which says many offences involved spitting and coughing during a time of fear over the spread of Covid-19.

Home Office data shows 616 attacks on police officers were recorded by Norfolk Constabulary between April 2020 and March 2021.

One hundred and four resulted in an injury to the officer, compared to 128 the previous year, while in 512 cases the officer escaped physically unhurt.

Police give out fines to people in Wells for not following coronavirus lockdown rules. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant


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