Roger Borg is discussing:

The head of police commissioners calls for harsher sentences for people who hurt police officers.

You've already got special rules in place, pet.

Note paragraph 4.14c of the CPS Code - a prosecution is more likely if the offence has been committed against a victim who was at the time a person serving the public. Accordingly, there is a strong public interest in prosecuting such cases if the evidential stage of the Full Code Test is met. This is reflected in the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline on Assault, in which the fact that an offence was committed against a person working in the public sector or providing a service to the public is identified as an aggravating factor. Sentencing practice indicates that custody is the appropriate starting point for a person who assaults a public servant.