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Four police officers assaulted in Wrexham over the weekend

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 26th, 2019.

Four police officers were assaulted whilst on duty in Wrexham over the weekend.

The assaults included an officer who was dealing with an incident in the town centre and one officer attending a drink drive incident.

In November 2018 a new law to protect emergency service workers came into force.

The ‘Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act creates a new aggravated offence of an assault against a member of the emergency services and doubles the maximum sentence for these cowardly and despicable acts from six to 12 months.

Wrexham Town Inspector Vic Powell said: “We are not here to be assaulted. It will not be tolerated and we will deal with it robustly.

“There is new legislation in place at the minute that was amended last year and brings new sentencing for assaults on emergency workers.

“Anyone involved in emergency work is protected in that and we will use it to the full extent of the law.

“Fortunately no one was seriously injured due to the swift nature of the response, but the intent for assault was clearly there.”

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