MORE THAN 14,400 sick days were taken by North Yorkshire Police officers in 2012/13, new figures have shown.

Most of the sick days taken by police officers in that time were due to anxiety, depression and stress, according to the statistics, released under the Freedom Of Information Act.

Officers spent 14,469 days absent from duty due to sickness, up from 14,027 the previous year and 9,941 in 2010/11 – a rise of 46 per cent in two years.

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