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Police in Wales lose 1,700 days due to assaults

More needs to be done by prosecutors to protect police officers on duty from attack, say two senior politicians from across the political divide.

BBC Wales found 1,735 working days were lost over three years at three of the four Welsh forces due to assaults.

Labour's shadow policing minister David Hanson said the figures were worrying while Tory MP David Davies said prosecutors needed a tougher stance.

The Home Office said assaults on police officers would "not be tolerated".

Brian Meechan reports.

Assaults cost police 1,700 days off

  • 22 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales