Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP
Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP
France

France moves to stem surge in police suicides by opening prevention unit

  • Police unions say officers are under intense strain since the eruption of ‘yellow vest’ protests in November
  • So far this year 28 officers have killed themselves, up from a total of 35 for all of last year, according to interior ministry figures

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Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP
Policemen gather during a ceremony on April 19 in tribute to a colleague who killed herself at Montpellier's main police station. Photo: AFP
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