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PCSO assaulted while trying to stop suspect

The Argus: PCSO assaulted while trying to stop suspect PCSO assaulted while trying to stop suspect

A PCSO was assaulted as he tried to stop a suspect.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a PCSO officer in Hastings on Thursday (26 June).

The officer was trying to stop a man in the street on the Brassey steps at the end of Claremont around 2.25pm when he was assaulted.

PC Daniel Moss said: "Thankfully my colleague did not receive any injuries but we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened. If you have any information please contact police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 898 of 26/6. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

A 38-year-old man from Hastings, was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and attempt criminal damage. He was questioned and bailed until Tuesday, 26 August.

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5:01pm Wed 2 Jul 14

maxiboy_ says...

Time to scrap these 'pretend' police officers and increase the ranks of the real thing. Just one of many stupid ideas created by the Marxist Party.
Time to scrap these 'pretend' police officers and increase the ranks of the real thing. Just one of many stupid ideas created by the Marxist Party. maxiboy_
  • Score: 3

9:37am Thu 3 Jul 14

matlock says...

maxiboy_ wrote:
Time to scrap these 'pretend' police officers and increase the ranks of the real thing. Just one of many stupid ideas created by the Marxist Party.
I disagree. Police officers rarely need to use police powers. 90% of their work is more 'routine', so why put a very expensive officer on the street, when a PCSO can do the job effectively, and for a much lower cost to the public purse?

A good example of this working is when two-man crews are required. Before PCSOs, you would tie-up two PCs. However, if you crew a PC with a PCSO, you effectively release a PC for other duties.

Notwithstanding the cost benefits, my own experience of PCSOs is that they have significantly improved public engagement and intelligence gathering.
[quote][p][bold]maxiboy_[/bold] wrote: Time to scrap these 'pretend' police officers and increase the ranks of the real thing. Just one of many stupid ideas created by the Marxist Party.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Police officers rarely need to use police powers. 90% of their work is more 'routine', so why put a very expensive officer on the street, when a PCSO can do the job effectively, and for a much lower cost to the public purse? A good example of this working is when two-man crews are required. Before PCSOs, you would tie-up two PCs. However, if you crew a PC with a PCSO, you effectively release a PC for other duties. Notwithstanding the cost benefits, my own experience of PCSOs is that they have significantly improved public engagement and intelligence gathering. matlock
  • Score: 4

11:02am Thu 3 Jul 14

Hove Actually says...

So a person with no powers of arrest was "trying" to stop another member of the public...

So a good question would be how was the person trying to "stop" the second and another would be how much force is considered correct to try and stop someone form unlawfully trying to imprison you?
So a person with no powers of arrest was "trying" to stop another member of the public... So a good question would be how was the person trying to "stop" the second and another would be how much force is considered correct to try and stop someone form unlawfully trying to imprison you? Hove Actually
  • Score: -2

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