Government to double maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency worker


Responding to news that the maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker will be doubled to two years, APCC Workforce Lead, PCC Kim McGuinness said:

“It is unimaginable for most of us that our police, fire and other emergency workers can be the subject of an assault, often when they are made vulnerable as a result of going about the business of protecting and serving our communities.

“It is to be hoped that doubling the maximum sentence sends out a clear message that such cowardly attacks are unacceptable in our society and that longer sentences act as some kind of deterrent.”


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