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#Assault of Emergency Workers Act

Harper’s Law to protect emergency workers

The protection of emergency workers looks set to become law and hand tougher sentences to people convicted of assaulting emergency workers.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018

On 13 November 2018, new provisions came into force when dealing with an assault on staff. The Crown Prosecution Service have also released new charging guidance for dealing with these offences and all practitioners will need to be up to date with the change in the law.