Robert Buckland – 2020 Comments on Sentencing for Assaults on Emergency Workers

The text of the comments made by Robert Buckland, the Justice Secretary, on 13 July 2020.

Being punched, kicked or spat at should never be part of the job for our valiant emergency workers who put their lives on the line to keep the public safe.

Now more than ever they must be able to do their extraordinary work without the fear of being attacked or assaulted, which is why we’re determined to look at how our laws can protect them further.

We will continue to do everything in our power to protect our police, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics – and ensure those who seek to harm them feel the full force of the law.