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Criminals pay for assaulted PCs

Category: Scotland

Published: 12th Apr 2012 00:47:08

The Scottish government has said money from criminals will help police officers who have been assaulted.

Scottish courts have dealt with about 5,000 cases of assaults on police officers in the last two years.

In future, anyone convicted of such an assault will contribute through a restitution order.

Money raised would go the Police Benevolent Fund and the Scottish facility run by the charity Police Treatment Centres.

The proposal, which has been put forward by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, will be part of the forthcoming Victims and Witnesses Bill.

Mr MacAskill is to give details of the plan during a visit to Castlebrae Police Treatment Centre in Perthshire.

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