“I WAS chatting to a police officer the other day, and she told me: “People’s attitudes towards us has changed.
“In the last ten years expectations of what we can do have rocketed and at the same time what respect there was has been disappearing.”
Which brings us to the rise in assaults on police officers in North Worcestershire.
Perhaps people are no longer taught to respect the police, as I was, perhaps they are feared or seen as a target.
Yes, they get things wrong, but it’s a tough job they’re doing, and they deserve our support.“
Ross Crawford, editor of the Redditch Standard