PUNCHED, kicked and bitten.

These are just some of the vile assaults police officers in West Yorkshire have faced over the past week, according to the West Yorkshire Police Federation. 

The body, which represents members of the police force in the county, shared the shocking figures on Twitter.

Over the past week, there has been a total of 30 assaults on officers, including 10 punched, seven kicked, three bitten, three spat at and two head butted. 

A detention officer was also punched.

The federation slammed the attacks as "unacceptable".

New legislation - The “Protect the Protectors” bill - received royal assent recently and means tougher sentences for those who assault emergency workers.