SCORES of police officers have been assaulted while on duty in just three months.

West Mercia PCC John Campion revealed there have been 190 assaults on on-duty West Mercia Police officers between July and September.

He tweeted: "Assaults on officers and front line emergency workers is never acceptable.

"Unfortunately between July and September this year there have been 190 assaults on on-duty police officers."

His remarks follow the government's plans to introduce Harper’s Law which will see those who kill emergency workers given mandatory life sentences.

It was named after police officer Andrew Harper, who was killed in the line of duty in 2019.

WMAS chief executive Anthony Marsh has also welcomed the news saying: “Our ambulance crews go above and beyond every single day, often in very difficult circumstances, but the appalling reality is that on average, at least one member of our staff is physical assaulted every single day and last year, two were stabbed.

“All too often our staff are left feeling let down by the justice system when people convicted of assaulting them receive disappointingly light sentences, so anything that provides our staff with more protection can only be a good thing."

The announcement marks the end of a two-year campaign by the PC's wife Lissie Harper.

Pc Harper, 28, died from his injuries when he was caught in a strap attached to the back of a car and dragged down a winding country road as the trio fled the scene of a quad bike theft in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on the night of August 15 2019.

Henry Long, 19, was sentenced to 16 years and 18-year-olds Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers were handed 13 years in custody over the manslaughter of the Thames Valley Police traffic officer.

Long, the leader of the group, admitted manslaughter, while passengers Cole and Bowers were convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey.

All three were cleared of murder by the jury.

The sentences prompted Mrs Harper to lobby the Government to better protect emergency services workers on the front line.