HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc240-1W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were murdered in the course of duty in 1975.

Mr. John

Three police officers in England and Wales were victims of homicide in 1975; one of these officers, though in unform and assisting a colleague, was not on duty at the time. One of these cases has resulted in a conviction of murder and one in a conviction of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. In the third case no suspect has been found.