130 police spat at since 2014

  • 24/06/2016
(Paul Henry)
(Paul Henry)

Is it the preferred weapon of choice amongst offenders these days spitting?

More than 130 police officers have reported being spat at since 2014; half of them sought medical advice.

And, while a punch from an offender could result in a bruise, saliva carries a range of diseases like Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis.

How worried are Police about offender saliva?

And how often are they reaching for a spitting hood, to prevent contracting any unwanted diseases?

The President of the Police Association Greg O'Connor has been spat at and he joined Paul Henry this morning.