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Assaults on Police

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission in which incidents (a) police officers, (b) armed police officers and (c) security officers have been injured in the course of their work in (i) the Palace of Westminster and (ii) the parliamentary estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available; at which location each injury occurred; whether any person was subsequently (A) arrested and (B) convicted of causing injury; and if he will make a statement. (263242)

There are two relevant incidents recorded within the last five years:

25 February 2008: Security officer apprehended a youth apparently stealing a bicycle (on Millbank). During the course of this incident the security officer sustained a grazed knee. There was insufficient evidence to proceed with prosecution of the suspect.

8 October 2006: A police officer was spat on (at Carriage Gates Entrance). The suspect was cautioned at Charing Cross police station for assault of a police officer.