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GMP Federation

Chairman Ian Hanson reacts to £40 fine for police assault

27 October 2017

Chairman Ian Hanson reacts to the news that a thug who put a police officer in a headlock and dragged him to the ground is fined just £40.

"Communities ask and expect their police officers to deal with violent individuals every day and this drunken brat clearly falls very much into that bracket.

"Police officers historically have done so knowing that if they are attacked they will have the full backing of the courts - in this case though that does not seem to have been the case.

"I do wonder what kind of society we are becoming when attacking a police officer now appears to carry a lesser fine than you get for cycling on the footpath."

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