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Legislation to better protect emergency service workers is a step closer to becoming law after unanimous agreement in the House of Commons at the second reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Private Members Bill, led by Chris Bryant MP.

A long-awaited report into deaths in custody has finally been published, leading to a cautious welcome from the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) but also a number of concerns.

Of the 110 recommendations, 39 relate to policing with the remainder aimed at the justice and regulatory systems and the NHS.

 

Please see the below release that we will be issuing to media in response to the ONS Crime Statistics released today. The figures in their entirety are available on the ONS website.