Diane Abbott Member of Parliment has claimed that there is no evidence that spit guards are necessary or useful within policing.
It’s serious when an MP can’t take the safety of our officers seriously, Well it was not too long ago that she thought it was the police officers who had to wear the guards.
She made the claims on Twitter after it was announced two further police forces would support the use of spit guards.
All frontline officers within Thames Valley and Hampshire police will now be issued with the guards that will prevent them from spitting at officers.
They’ve decided to issue them after 430 police officers within the two forces were spat at last year.
The great thing about spit guards is that even if the suspect spits while the guard is they won’t even be covered in their own spit. They are not degrading and not restrictive.
LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari wore a spit guard to find out for himself if the guards were distressing or uncomfortable but presenting his full show in the guard and he left being a huge supporter of the guards.
We asked who was right us or Abbott?
In a ploy to force you off the fence and decide if our police officers should all be issued with spit guards or not. Abbott says there is no evidence we would disagree in our article why all police officers should be issued with spit guards.
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) February 9, 2017
And it is fair to say so far most of you have sided with Police Hour and have chosen to support the personal safety of our officers.
How did twitter react to the claims?
David Wood believes that she should be sent out on the front line for a day.
Send the woman out on the front line for a day and ask again. Twonk https://t.co/1r7O7o6hpV
— David Wood (@ErrolStock) February 9, 2017
Nicola S believed that clearly she had never been spat at by a baddie and not had to worry about the hospital.
clearly @HackneyAbbott you have never been spat at by baddie & had the worry until you get all clear from hospital.. ridiculous
— Nicola S (@nicola_delta) February 9, 2017
Police Dog Buzz claimed there is nothing worse than being spat in the face by an infection carrying person