workplace violence


Four in 10 police officers say they were assaulted last year and attacks on firefighters on the rise

A poll of more than 40,000 police officers in England and Wales has said that almost four in ten said they had been assaulted in the last year, while latest government figures show that attacks on firefighters in England have surged by 66% in four years. Read More

Doubling maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, following the announcement of a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence. Read More

Bringing coronavirus criminals to justice

A number of people who have spat or coughed at emergency workers, or exploited coronavirus for their own gain, have been charged and prosecuted. The CPS have provided a sample of some of the cases which the CPS has charged and prosecuted recently. Read More

‘Coronavirus coughs’ at key workers will be charged as assault, CPS warns

Anyone using coronavirus to threaten emergency and essential workers faces serious criminal charges, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned. Read More

Man jailed for assault of emergency worker after using threat of coronavirus to avoid arrest

A man who assaulted an emergency worker and told police he had coronavirus to try to avoid being arrested has been jailed for 31 weeks. Read More

Up to 50 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers every day, according to CPS

In the first year of legislation making attacks on emergency workers a specific offence, The Crown Prosecution Service says it has prosecuted more than 50 assaults a day. Read More

Gloucestershire police to get body cameras

Gloucestershire Constabulary said all frontline officers will be wearing REVEAL body cameras by the end of April. Read More

More than 100 shop workers attacked every day

British Retail Consortium’s annual Retail Crime Survey says that the use of knives has become a “significant concern”. Read More

Serco violence campaign launched to protect frontline staff

Serco has launched a zero-tolerance campaign designed to protect all of its frontline staff from violence, aggression and abuse. Read More

Violence in the NHS: One in five NHS staff experience harassment at work

Just under one in five NHS staff have personally having experienced harassment, bullying or abuse at work from other colleagues, according to a new survey. Read More



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