August 21, 2019 11.32 am This story is over 28 months old

PCC backs plans for all officers to carry tasers

The PCC wants all officers to carry a taser after a year in the job

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has backed plans for all officers to carry tasers after one year in the job.

It comes after Northamptonshire Police said it would issue a taser to every frontline officer in response to a “rising levels of violence” against emergency services.

That is a national trend which Lincoln seems to be following, with two separate assaults on police officers in this week alone.

James Evans was charged with the beating of an emergency worker after the police were called to the High Street at 2.17am on August 17.

Just two days later on August 19, Anne Marie Bradburn, 49, was charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker after another incident in Lincoln.

Marc Jones is likely to cite incidents like those in talks the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police about their duty to protect officers.

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