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Met police chief Dame Cressida Dick is 'baffled' that frontline officers have not been prioritised for Covid jabs Met's police chief revealed there have been 48 spitting attacks on police officers Further 97 incidents where someone threatened Covid-19 and coughed at police Dame Cressida said PCs who can't dress in full PPE are putting themselves at risk

By Katie Feehan For Mailonline

Published: 14:05 GMT, 19 January 2021 | Updated: 14:05 GMT, 19 January 2021

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The Met's police chief Dame Cressida Dick has said she is baffled that frontline police officers have not been prioritised for the Covid vaccine. 

The commissioner revealed that three colleagues, none of whom were police officers, have died after contracting Covid-19, including a police community support officer last week.

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Speaking on an LBC radio phone-in on Tuesday, she said she is 'baffled' as to why frontline officers are not closer to the front of the queue to receive the vaccine.

'In cohorts five to nine, you have people in what I might call my age groups and I am baffled really why, but obviously this is a decision that the Government's made so far on the basis of something called the JVCI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), who are experts.

'But in many other countries, police officers and law enforcement colleagues are being prioritised and I want my officers to get the vaccination.'

Dame Cressida said there have been 97 incidents where someone has mentioned or threatened Covid before coughing at an officer, with 48 spitting attacks.

The Met's police chief Dame Cressida Dick has said she is 'baffled' that frontline police officers have not been prioritised for the Covid vaccine as they have been 'putting themselves at risk'

The Met's police chief Dame Cressida Dick has said she is 'baffled' that frontline police officers have not been prioritised for the Covid vaccine as

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