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Our colleagues all deserve the highest of praise for their bravery

Date posted: November 23, 2016

Statement from West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Nick Smart after Thomas Mair found guilty of the murder of MP Jo Cox Nick said: “First and foremost today our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jo Cox MP and all those in the community affected by the awful events on 16 June this year….

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“Every officer I know has been assaulted at some point in their policing career”

Date posted: November 1, 2016

The officer whose safety MP Holly Lynch was so concerned for that she dialled 999 for backup when he was surrounded by a group of men while on patrol has said every single one of his colleagues has been assaulted on duty. PC Craig Gallant (left) made the comments at an event in the House…

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‘Officers should be protected by the law’

Date posted: November 1, 2016

The least that politicians can do is ensure police officers are properly protected by the law if they are assaulted. That’s the view of Shipley MP Philip Davies, who was talking to West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Nick Smart at an event on police officer safety at the House of Commons. Mr Davies – who…

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Chairman speaks to 40 MPs about Police officer assaults

Date posted: November 1, 2016

West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Nick Smart met 40 MPs at the House of Commons, as he talked to them about the issue of police assaults and police officer safety. Nick was joined by PC Craig Gallant, who took Halifax MP Holly Lynch out on patrol in August. Holly was so concerned for Craig’s safety…

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