Wiltshire Police officers were among those called to shut down the illegal and reprehensible rave in Yate. The officers faced an absolutely unacceptable level of violence. No officer should be the victim of abuse when doing their job. This is especially true when the officers in question were in the midsts of keeping the public safe during this Pandemic.

While I understand the fear and frustration of the people of Wiltshire as we enter this second Lockdown, I urge the public to provide the Police with the respect and support they not only require, but deserve.

Liz Webster, Liberal Democrat Prospective Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner