Met Police: Attacks on police must stop

The Met Police Federation’s Chairman Ken Marsh has laid out the dire state of law and order in Britain, hitting out at those who choose to film attacks on police officers ad warning that we could get to a point where officers have to let violent thugs go free.

His comments come after an appalling attack on police officers in London that has cause widespread concern as violent crime continues to surge.

Speaking to the BBC, Marsh said: “If the public now think it’s okay to stand and film and mock my colleagues…then we are in very dangerous grounds.

“What I’m trying to get across is the simple fact that society has changed so much lately that it seems to be okay, more interested in mocking us and filming us.”

He revealed that: “We’re going to come to a point where we’re going to start pushing messages out to our colleagues: ‘Risk-assess it dynamically and, if you think you can’t detain a person, just let them go’.”

Marsh flagged that “members of public are just working past as if this now the norm” and that serious assaults on his colleagues are becoming a “regular occurrence”.

Attacks on police have risen 34% over the past 5 years. The country has gone soft on crime and sadly we’re seeing the legacy.