Attacks on police rise

PUBLISHED: 11:44 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

ATTACKS on Cambridgeshire police officers rose by as much as 43 per cent in the last 12 months. In southern division, which includes Ely and its villages, 124 officers were attacked compared with 120 last year. The news comes in a year when Cambridgeshire

ATTACKS on Cambridgeshire police officers rose by as much as 43 per cent in the last 12 months.

In southern division, which includes Ely and its villages, 124 officers were attacked compared with 120 last year.

The news comes in a year when Cambridgeshire police achieved the biggest drop in violent crime in the UK and the second biggest fall in crime overall.

A dramatic improvement in detection rates also put the force up near the national leaders.

Violent crime fell by 22 per cent - 3,239 fewer offences - and crime overall by 9.3 per cent - 6,855 fewer offences.

Cambridgeshire chief constable Julie Spence said: "By any standards the force has shown that it can compete with the biggest and best in the country.


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