Officers take off almost 100 working days due to assaults in past five years

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MHBG-22-09-11 Northants Police logo

Police officers took 94 days off sick over the past five years after being attacked.

New figures show that Northamptonshire Police has one of the lowest rates of staff losing working days because they were assaulted.

Officers have taken off less than a hundred days since 2007-08, while Nottinghamshire - which is a force similar in size and geography - had their staff take off 328 sick days last year alone after officers were assaulted.

In 2007-08, just six days were lost as officers took sick days because of assaults. This number increased to 20 the year after, and 25 for both 2009-10 and 2010-11.

In 2011-12, 18 days were lost.

Avon and Somerset’s force lost the highest amount of days last year with a huge 1,302.