The Courier report:

An emergency worker is attacked every 84 minutes in Scotland, shocking statistics have revealed.

Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives show that last year there were 6,499 assaults on people working for the police, ambulance and fire services — the equivalent of 17 a day.

Just over 60% of incidents recorded happened in what used to be the Strathclyde Police area before the introduction of Police Scotland.

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