New law - better protection for our emergency services

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 became law on 13th September 2018.

This Act provides greater protection for our emergency services by making assaulting any emergency worker carrying out their duty a statutory aggravating factor in the eyes of the law.

This will cover common assaults and related assaults, with the maximum penalty allowed for assault when committed against an emergency worker being increased from six months to 12 months.

You can read the Bill in full here: