Assaulted police officers '˜suffer mental health issues'

POLICE officers who are assaulted suffer a lack of confidence, a police representative has said.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 6:06 am

John Apter, chairman of Hampshire Police Federation said it can lead to mental health problems.

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He was speaking at the conference of the Police Federation of England and Wales yesterday in Bournemouth.

He said: He said: ‘If officers are really honest, they do lack confidence after they’ve been assaulted. When we drilled into the data we found that officers of so-called minor offences had been repeat victims.’