Woman PC suffered broken nose, while another is spat at and bitten

Daily Echo: Eleven police officers attacked during New Year violence Eleven police officers attacked during New Year violence

Eleven police officers were attacked during a spate of New Year violence across Hampshire, it has been revealed.

Three Police Community Support Officers were also assaulted responding to incidents over the New Year.

One woman officer suffered a broken nose while on duty in Gosport while another woman PC was headbutted and bitten as she dealt with a suspect in the north of the county.

In Winchester two officers were assaulted in two separate incidents involving being punched and spat on.

John Apter, Chairman of the force’s Police Federation, the body which represents rank and file police officers, said: “Sadly this is the reality of what it is like for police officers over New Year.

“Of course there are more officers on duty to respond to the need for them to be policing at key times but essentially this is what police officers do day in day out.

“They are doing their best to serve their communities and in doing so they put themselves in harms way.

"None of these officers are bemoaning what has happened to them, unfortunately they do realise that sadly this can happen in the job that they do.

"It is never something that society should accept."

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10:29am Wed 2 Jan 13

sarfhamton says...

I spoke to a copper about Xmas once and she said that most of the local morons keep their head down as they don't want to be locked up over the festive period. She did say they then tend to go mad for New Year and this seems to prove it.

Its a shame that they have to spoil it for everyone else and attack other people.
I spoke to a copper about Xmas once and she said that most of the local morons keep their head down as they don't want to be locked up over the festive period. She did say they then tend to go mad for New Year and this seems to prove it. Its a shame that they have to spoil it for everyone else and attack other people. sarfhamton

11:09am Wed 2 Jan 13

Forest Resident says...

To think the idiots in government believe they will get university educated people to do this incredibly demanding job for a measly £19,000 a year. The Police (and by that I mean those on th frontline) are being shafted from all angles at the moment, they deserve far more respect and support than is currently afforded to them. I hope the officers injured over the festive period are able to make a swift and successful return to duty and that the senior officers who see fit to provide such inadequate resources hang their heads in shame. As civillian staff, PCSO's were never intended to be put in harms way like they clearly are. What an utter shambles, I bet Sir Robert Peel is spinning in his grave.
To think the idiots in government believe they will get university educated people to do this incredibly demanding job for a measly £19,000 a year. The Police (and by that I mean those on th frontline) are being shafted from all angles at the moment, they deserve far more respect and support than is currently afforded to them. I hope the officers injured over the festive period are able to make a swift and successful return to duty and that the senior officers who see fit to provide such inadequate resources hang their heads in shame. As civillian staff, PCSO's were never intended to be put in harms way like they clearly are. What an utter shambles, I bet Sir Robert Peel is spinning in his grave. Forest Resident

1:09pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Nicole23 says...

When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat,
He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly.
Criminals should not have rights this is the problem.
When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat, He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly. Criminals should not have rights this is the problem. Nicole23

3:22pm Wed 2 Jan 13

sarfhamton says...

Nicole23 wrote:
When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat,
He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly.
Criminals should not have rights this is the problem.
Yes but they also ensured people "slipped on the stairs" back at the station and forcing confessions to send innocent people to go to jail.

Just look at Hillsborough to see that the old ways weren't the best.
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat, He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly. Criminals should not have rights this is the problem.[/p][/quote]Yes but they also ensured people "slipped on the stairs" back at the station and forcing confessions to send innocent people to go to jail. Just look at Hillsborough to see that the old ways weren't the best. sarfhamton

4:20pm Wed 2 Jan 13

espanuel says...

Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons.
Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons. espanuel

5:44pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Forest Resident says...

espanuel wrote:
Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons.
Sorry to disagree but the senior officers do indeed have control of resourcing as that is always an operational decision, though the reduction in funding does compound the problem I agree. There are many fully warranted Police Officers who in effect are fulfilling desk jobs, processing court files or being a senior officers lackey. It cannot be right that on the flipside of this we have civilian staff such as PCSO's are put in confrontational situations, and emergency response teams (the frontlinc PC's) often operating with half a dozen officers to cover an entire policing district.
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons.[/p][/quote]Sorry to disagree but the senior officers do indeed have control of resourcing as that is always an operational decision, though the reduction in funding does compound the problem I agree. There are many fully warranted Police Officers who in effect are fulfilling desk jobs, processing court files or being a senior officers lackey. It cannot be right that on the flipside of this we have civilian staff such as PCSO's are put in confrontational situations, and emergency response teams (the frontlinc PC's) often operating with half a dozen officers to cover an entire policing district. Forest Resident

6:01pm Wed 2 Jan 13

snapdog says...

Nicole23 wrote:
When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat,
He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly.
Criminals should not have rights this is the problem.
Gladly nowadays officers wear modern equipment and stab vest! The asp is a far greater deterant than the silly wooden truncheon, believe me you would not want to be hit by one of those!
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: When my uncle was a copper it was truncheon first ,questions later and you wore a proper pith helmet and greatcoat, He used to go round all the pubs on a Friday and deal with the drunks directly. Criminals should not have rights this is the problem.[/p][/quote]Gladly nowadays officers wear modern equipment and stab vest! The asp is a far greater deterant than the silly wooden truncheon, believe me you would not want to be hit by one of those! snapdog

6:02pm Wed 2 Jan 13

SotonLad says...

Forest Resident wrote:
espanuel wrote:
Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons.
Sorry to disagree but the senior officers do indeed have control of resourcing as that is always an operational decision, though the reduction in funding does compound the problem I agree. There are many fully warranted Police Officers who in effect are fulfilling desk jobs, processing court files or being a senior officers lackey. It cannot be right that on the flipside of this we have civilian staff such as PCSO's are put in confrontational situations, and emergency response teams (the frontlinc PC's) often operating with half a dozen officers to cover an entire policing district.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: Forest Resident. It is not the senior officers who rule on manpower it is the goverment that determine the resources and then the senior officers have to determine where there manpower is used best. Yes they are being shafted not by the seniors but the Cameroons.[/p][/quote]Sorry to disagree but the senior officers do indeed have control of resourcing as that is always an operational decision, though the reduction in funding does compound the problem I agree. There are many fully warranted Police Officers who in effect are fulfilling desk jobs, processing court files or being a senior officers lackey. It cannot be right that on the flipside of this we have civilian staff such as PCSO's are put in confrontational situations, and emergency response teams (the frontlinc PC's) often operating with half a dozen officers to cover an entire policing district.[/p][/quote]Well said. SotonLad

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