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Police officers in West Midlands faced nearly 1,000 assaults last year, new figures show.

8 Aug 18

The Police Federation has hailed the introduction of a new law which will allow tougher sentences for offenders, saying that officers should not have to consider assault “just part of the job”.

Figures from the Home Office show that between April 2017 and March 2018, 900 assaults against officers were recorded in West Midlands Police. Of those, 351 caused injury. It is the first time that assaults causing injury to police officers have…

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