Assault On An Emergency Worker

Assault On An Emergency Worker

This is a relatively new offences which was brought into force in 2018.  It makes any type of assault automatically more serious if it is against someone defined as an emergency worker.  There are a number of types of jobs that are defined as “emergency workers” – but they include police officers, NHS workers or firefighters etc.  It is treated very seriously and carries up to 12 months in custody.