More than 300 NHS workers and police officers were attacked in just one month of the coronavirus lockdown, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed.

Max Hill QC, the director of public prosecutions, said 313 assaults on emergency workers had been charged during April.

Giving evidence remotely to parliament’s Justice Committee, he said they were among a total of 660 coronavirus-related charges in the month against 424 people.

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