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Norfolk Police Federation

Shocking night of Assaults - Call for all officers to have TASER

18 September 2018

The Chair Andy Symonds has been talking to the media about the rise in Assaults on officers here in Norfolk.

Interviews with BBC Radio Norfolk and Heart Radio as well as print media EDP, BBC online news.


This weekend, on one night we saw 6 officers assaulted. Headbutted, punched and spat at a terrible night of violence shown towards officers just doing their job.

Andy has been calling for the Chief to roll out TASERS for all officers that want one to protect themselves, colleagues and the public.


See below some of the coverage in the media.


BBC news website - TASERS plea over Norfolk police officer assaults

EDP website - 6 Norfolk officers assaulted in one night of shocking violence  

Gt.Yarmouth Mercury website - 6 officers assaulted in shocking night of violence 

EDP website - Jail for Ashely Ward, who attacked  police officers in shocking weekend of violence