British study: Assault on police every 20 minutes

The battered blue line
By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Correspondent 
The Express

BRITAIN — A POLICE officer is attacked every 20 minutes in Britain, in an alarming growth in violence on our streets.

At the country's biggest force, assaults have more than doubled in the past five years - and officers in some areas can be set upon at least three times a year.

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