A violent attack on a West Midlands Police Officer has been caught on camera. PC Emma Agyei was assaulted after being called to a domestic incident in Wolverhampton.
Footage from her body-cam shows the moment she is forced to the floor by a 24-year-old man who beats her and rips out a large chunk of her hair.
The man who attacked her has been given a 12 weeks suspended sentence. A decision that has been strongly criticised by the West Midlands Chief Constable and Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner.
The force is now taking steps to highlight the impact of officers or police staff being assaulted or abused on our streets.
Two officers or police staff report being assaulted or racially or verbally abused every day in the West Midlands.
Between April and December 2017, 669 assaults on West Midlands officers and staff were recorded. As a result, 356 days of policing time was lost.
From now on, whenever attacks on West Midlands officers come before the courts, a statement will be given by the chief constable on the impact the crime has had.
It's hoped that will lead to what the police consider to be more appropriate sentences - like a jail term.