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.
— NWP Wrexham Town (@NWPWrexhamTown) March 23, 2019
Another colleague assaulted last night whilst dealing with an incident on Abbot St. @wrexham she was speaking with a member of public when a female has gripped her in a headlock from behind & attempted to choke her, unacceptable behaviour! Female in custody! #ProtectTheProtectors pic.twitter.com/UpmYlKxpLt
— PC Thomas Hough (@NWPThomasHough) March 24, 2019
A female is currently being booked in, having been arrested for assaulting a Police officer. The Officer was trying to help an assault victim at the time! This is the 5th offence of this nature this weekend alone. It is NOT 'Part of the job!' pic.twitter.com/10VvZhBcTn
— NWP Custody Llay (@NWPCustodyEast) March 23, 2019
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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