Halifax MP Holly Lynch demands better protection for police
HALIFAX MP Holly Lynch has urged the Government to do more to protect police officers from a rising tide of violence against them.
Ms Lynch called on ministers to ensure that police forces have the funding they need to make sure officers do not have to patrol on their own.
She also suggested the courts should be encouraged to take a tougher approach to sentencing of those convicted of assaulting the police.
Almost 1,000 incidents of assaults on police have been recorded in the last year in the West Yorkshire force area alone.
The Halifax MP witnessed the problem for herself earlier this... read more
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