Attacks on Cumbrian police officers during Covid-19 pandemic condemned
THE MAIL readers shared their perspective after a police officer said he was only trying to make sure a man “was safe” when he was assaulted.
A Cumbria police officer gave an anonymous account of the ordeal that took place last December. He was one of the many attackers during the Covid-19 epidemic.
The incident occurred when Cumbria police were called with a report of concern over a man who was seen lying on the ground in the middle of a street.
They were joined by the ambulance service, which escorted the man to his home alongside the police.
The officer said: “Upon arriving at the address, the man became violent towards paramedics and police. We were at his front door and our only intention was to get inside his home to make sure he was safe. He then kicked me, which made me back down before I was arrested for police assault.
Pam Edmondson said: “Disgusting behavior, our emergency services shouldn’t have to put up with this.”
Autumn Jennings said: “No justification.”
Wonderwinger said: “They’re still the same and as I often say, way too cowardly to do the job, who will scream like babies when they need the police. Well done to this officer and to all the rescuers.
Lisa-Ann Rae reminded others that it’s not just the emergency services that deal with the abuse. She said: “It’s not just the emergency services that have to deal with this kind of abuse. I know many in the hotel industry who have to deal with nasty abuse on a daily basis – a large majority of them never get reported to the police because nothing results.
“I was spat on and threatened with a punch in the chin. It sent me into a state of deep depression, leaving my job and anxiety through the roof. ”
Ben Lambert replied, “Nobody should have to take care of it, it doesn’t make things any less worse for anyone.”