Norfolk Police officers suffer more than 500 assaults in a year, new figures show
Police officers in Norfolk have suffered more than 500 assaults in a year, new figures show.
A total of 518 incidents were recorded in the year to March, according to data from the Home Office.
Of those, 136 caused injuries to the affected officers.
But the Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, believes the true figure may be much higher.
A new law allowing tougher sentences on offenders who attack emergency service workers is due to be passed this autumn.
That follows a high-profile campaign by politicians and emergency service officials.