Tougher penalties for people who attack emergency workers are close to being passed into law after MPs unanimously supported measures designed to "protect the protectors".
Holly Lynch MP said afterwards: “I’m delighted that the bill passed its final reading and should become law by the end of the year. Our emergency service workers are there to save lives and deserve the best protections possible. MPs have sent a message loud and clear to the people who would assault these staff, that this will absolutely not be tolerated.”
The Bill passed unanimously at third reading and will now undergo further scrutiny in the Lords.