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KentOnline Podcast: Covid blamed for huge rise in number of attacks on police officers in Kent

Kent's top police officer has spoken out about a big increase in the number of attacks on his staff.

Between March and October there were more than 1,900 cases in the county - a rise of 570 on the same period the year before.

In just one week recently there were 24 assaults on police officers, including eight in a single day.

Also in today's episode, hear from a Kent company who say they're ready for Brexit as trade negotiations continue ahead of the transition period ending.

More questions have been asked in the Commons about what's being done to try and stop people from getting to Kent by crossing the Channel in small boats.
And, ahead of the draw for the second round of the FA Cup tonight, catch up with Gillingham's assistant boss on their remarkable comeback at the weekend.

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