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.