Police officers in Suffolk have missed almost 4,000 days of work in the last three years due to stress, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The East Anglian Daily Times report:

POLICE officers have missed nearly 4,000 working days in the past three years due to stress, shocking figures have revealed.

The statistics, released by Suffolk police following a Freedom of Information request, reflect the number of stress-related absences within the constabulary since 2009.

A total of 126 officers took 3,955 working days – the equivalent to 29,666 hours and 64 minutes- off work between September 2009 and November 2012.

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