That is five times as high as soldiers returning from combat
This is not a party-political issue, it's a topic that affects us all. That's why I am so pleased we are working together across party lines to protect these remarkable individuals. We need to make this kind of behaviour a taboo in our society and tougher sentences for those who carry out these despicable attacks sends the clearest possible message that they will not be tolerated.
If I can go to work each day and come home at the end of the shift knowing that someone has thanked me for listening or thanked me for being there for them when they were in such a bad moment that they needed to pick up the phone and call 999, that is what makes all the difference to me and that is why I keep coming back to work day after day.