MORE shocking figures on the scale of attacks on police officers in the region have been revealed.

According to the West Yorkshire Police Federation, there were 32 assaults on officers and three on staff in the past week.

This included 12 being punched, nine being kicked, nine being spat at, five being grappled, one bitten and one head butted.

The federation slammed the figures as "unacceptable".

Earlier this month, figures obtained through a Freedom of Information revealed attacks on officers rose from 1,700 in 2017 to 2,032 a year later.

Brian Booth, chairman of the federation, said: "It angers me that my colleagues are being treated like punch bags and if we see no benefit from the new sentencing guidelines, we will again actively campaign with the Government to get heavier sentences."