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Calls for greater protection for police officers after assault figures released

There has been a call for greater protection for rank and file police after new figures showed twelve hundred and forty officers were assaulted in West Yorkshire last year.

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That is around three every day. Hundreds have also been attacked in North and South Yorkshire.

The Police Federation which represents officers says the attacks are totally unacceptable but it says the true figure is probably even higher.

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