Connect with us

News

Spit Hoods: Are they really degrading? We asked you voted!

Published

on

Spit Hoods - Should spit hoods be banned

Spit Hoots A third of Police forces within the United Kingdom are using them to prevent offenders spitting or biting police officers. After the BBC claimed that spit hoods are degrading we asked our readers what they think!

17 Police forces across the UK are already using the mesh fabric spit hoods a sign that they are taking officer safety very seriously.

A cop once told Police Hour ‘They’d rather be punched in the face than spat at’.

The Police Federation both believe they should be issued as standard for officer safety.

Police Hour attended a lecture at the Emergency Services show held by Che Donald of the Police Federation and he said that “There can be serious health implications of being spat at, including uncertainty of infection from bodily fluids and the need to go on to anti-virals causing nausea and impacting on personal life.

“It is important that officers are given the right tools to ensure the public’s and their own safety when managing incidents.

“Spitting is a form of assault and officers have a right to go to work and expect to stay safe.”

Our Facebook Live voted in support of Police officers being able to use Spit Hoods, hundreds of comments were left in support of police officers and the possible health risks. Here is just a few reactions from the Police Hour Readers.

“They are degrading and you should have one placed upon you if spitting. They work well and prevent blood borne viruses and i think every officer should be able to use them if they deem suitable and justified”

Another commented simply saying “Don’t spit at the police and you won’t get a spit hood on”

One person commenting believing that every force should be able to use them saying “Every force should be able to use spit hoods, nothing more disgusting than being spat at, the scumbags don’t give a s&@t about what they do.”

Police Forces that are taken officer safety seriously are as follows. 

  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Sussex Police
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • North Wales Police
  • Cheshire Police
  • British Transport Police
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Norfolk Police
  • Bedfordshire Police
  • Suffolk Police
  • Derbyshire Constabulary
  • West Mercia Police
  • Staffordshire Police
  • Surrey Police
  • Police Scotland
  • Hampshire Constabulary

We need to see more police forces taking officer safety more seriously. After all if you did not spit at a police officer you would not have a hood placed over your head.

Comments

comments

Trev Sherwood is the founder & blogger at the UK’s Leading Crime & Policing News. Delivering you breaking news, insightful analysis, legislation & positive news!

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Murder Arrests after disappearance of Gaia Pope aged 19

Published

on

Murder Detectives have arrested two people following the disappearance of Gaia Pope aged 19 Dorset Police have confirmed.

Cops have not found the body of Gaia however they believe she was murdered.

CCTV Images and transport hubs have been checked no evidence supports that she has left the area this is out of character leading police to believe she has come to harm.

Gaia who was last seen on November 7th she was staying at an address within Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th November.

Dorset Police launched a major search to find the missing teenager from the Langton Matravers area

This afternoon police carried out warrants at two addresses in Swanage. They arrested a 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both known to Gaia, on suspicion of murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Neil Devoto of Dorset Police told Police Hour “It has been almost a week since Gaia’s last confirmed sighting and she has not been seen or heard from since.

“We have looked through CCTV that covers the Swanage area, including transport hubs, and there is nothing to suggest she has left the area. Her disappearance is completely out of character and, following our extensive enquiries, we sadly now believe that she may have come to harm.

“We have not yet found Gaia and our searches will continue. I would appeal to anyone who has information about her disappearance to please contact Dorset Police.

“Our specially-trained officers have updated Gaia’s family and are supporting them at this very difficult time.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

News

Please help Cop with PTSD following a serious incident get some Christmas Gifts for his family. Otherwise they’ll get nothing.

Published

on

Tonight we are asking you to support your fellow colleague, a cop who is ultimately a hero due to circumstances beyond his control he cannot afford Christmas gifts for his kids this year.

Let’s give him a Christmas to remember as he leaves the Police and walks away from the job he loves.

Before you jump in and judge the situation this police Officer who we won’t be naming needs our support at this dark time of the year.

We know at this time of the year on one really has much money to spare but if you could spare £5 please think about helping this cop out.

This cop is suffering PTSD having attended a serious job we won’t go into those details either but what we can tell you is this police Officer has had zero money for the past 12 months.

This is because he has been on the sick for 3 years having suffered serious mental health issues after attending a job. A job that helped others and put them first leaving him with life long lasting damage.

Sadly it is very unlikely this cop will return to work because of the serious level of PTSD, depression and other mental health issues following an incident at work in 2014.

He‘s been on no pay since November 2016 and will be going through the medical retirement process shortly.

He’s not in a position to provide Christmas presents for his 3 children due to the length of time his been on low or no income.

At this time, Police Hour simply ask that you give a little and support this Just Giving appeal so his last Christmas within our organisation is one to remember from everyones kindness.

Thank you please donate by clicking here

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

News

‘Don’t block my drive’: Letter left on ambulance responding to emergency call

Published

on

Crews on an Emergency call out were faced with an unacceptable angry letter which they did not spot until they arrived at the hospital asking them not to block the drive.

Ambulance Crews always try to be considerate when parking while on 999 calls, but it is not always possible there will be times when those ambulance crews may have to park in such a way so that they can keep the road clear and then treat the person who requires their immediate medical assistance.

The person who left this angry letter had little disregard for the person who was suffering a serious medical episode and that for the responders providing vital medical assistance.

Within the property, paramedics treat a person with a serious internal bleed that required immediate medical attention with the crew quickly leaving the scene to transfer the patient to the hospital.

Without a thought for anyone else, one member of the public was more concerned about their drive than the wellbeing and life support that their neighbour required.

Paramedics returned to transfer the patient to the hospital to find a nasty and shocking letter and tweeted “Crew alerted an extremely poorly patient to the hospital… minimal on-scene time, arrived at the hospital to find this note… this patient was TIME-CRITICAL.”

https://twitter.com/WMASTStarkey/status/929027792444055552

The Angry letter was left on the ambulance was tweeted by Tasha Starkey, who works for West Midlands Ambulance Service, tweeted a picture of the letter.

It read: “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Trending