Get tough on police attackers

Bexhill Observer Letters
Bexhill Observer Letters

The news in Bexhill Observer (27/1/17) that assaults on police are in the hundreds every year makes damning reading.

Any assault on these officers is an assault on the people who are trying against all the odds especially now, to protect all of us.

Nobody is perfect but the basically thankless task that these officers strive to achieve is made all the harder by countless cutbacks and the seemingly non existent backing by the courts.

If any of us have a crime problem we first think, police, but there are so many reductions in man hours on the beat and personnel in general that the job is made more difficult each and every year.

The courts need to get tough on those that attack those who try to protect us and it seems that the courts will do anything but put people in prison, and that makes a lawless merry go round of crime and little or no punishment.

Almost every other country takes an attack on its police as a major incident except the UK and punishments in those countries can be and usually is severe.

When the courts in the UK and the short-sighted judges get it that those who are there to protect us all need the protection of the law as well, maybe we will see each and every attack on the police taken seriously for a change.

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