May 14, 2012

Bolton's emergency service staff under attack

Figures obtained by The Bolton News reveal the extent of incidents of verbal and physical abuse on firefighters, police, hospital and ambulance staff in the area over the past year.

Headline statistics 

  • Assaults on police officers rose to 98 in 2011 from 59 in the previous year.
  • Royal Bolton Hospital staff recorded 40 attacks between September 2011 and February 2012.
  • There were 23 attacks on ambulance workers
  • Firefighters suffered eight incidents of abuse

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