This four-part series reveals the rise in attacks on UK police officers and explores the life-threatening incidents that result in officers needing to call for urgent back-up - a ‘Code Zero’ call.
As violent crime escalates in the UK, and police numbers are cut, a ‘Code Zero’ call goes out every six minutes.
Working closely with the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and police forces across the Country, Police Code Zero has access to both exclusive body worn footage and CCTV, revealing the violence the police confront daily.
Told first-hand by the officers Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack exposes and empathises with the dangerous situations faced by our police forces in 2019. Intimate and affecting, the series reveals the daily terror that the police face in the line of duty and the emotional toll these incidents take on everyday officers and their families.
The series aired from 29th April 2019 on Channel 5 at 10pm.