As if the stabbing of a PCSO in Manchester wasn’t enough to re-ignite the PCSO-slagging juggernaut, another one has been injured in Bristol.
A 19-year-old female officer was patrolling a park in the city when she was approached by a man who grabbed her arm and shoved a bottle into her face.
Doubtless it will be the fault of the government again and the control room who allowed her to walk about her beat in a public park. Surely if PCSOs were ditched this wouldn’t have happened, yadda, yadda yadda.
Of course ‘we knew this would happen’. We know PCSOs are going to get attacked and injured on duty, the same as teachers, taxi drivers, council officials, shopkeepers and any other section of society you might care to mention. It’s not the fault of anyone other than the people who do the deed. Trying to blame the system on something which is inevitable at some stage is both misguided and ill-timed.
Again, my thoughts are with the officer who was injured.