Tougher sentences should be โปรโมชั่น slotxo imposed on people who deliberately try to infect police officers with Covid, according to the Scottish Police Federation. The body which represents rank and file officers warned its members face a "new level of risk". More than 1,000 police assaults in the past year involved spitting or coughing or were otherwise linked to the virus. The federation said this year alone there had been more than 420 cases of spitting recorded. It said the culprits were often treated too leniently by the courts. The federation said Chief Constable Iain Livingstone had made it clear violent and abusive behaviour against officers would not be accepted. It said that while these acts had always carried the risk of spreading infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV, there was a new level of risk because of Covid.