Falkirk school staff ‘fear for their life’, councillors have claimed, as they backed a review into violence faced by council workers.

A shocking rise in the number of assaults on public sector workers in Falkirk will be the subject of a review, councillors agreed at a meeting of Falkirk Council ‘s executive on Tuesday.

The issue was raised by Councillor James Bundy, after a Sunday newspaper report revealed 51 public-sector workers are verbally or physically assaulted every day in Scotland.

The same story in the Sunday Post found that Falkirk Council saw the largest increase in the past five years, rising from 298 in 2018-19 to 826 in 2022-23.

The figures, he said, reflect a previous Freedom of Information report that revealed up to five assaults a day were happening in Falkirk schools.

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