An ambulance crew – including a paramedic – have revealed how they were assaulted by a patient in Warwickshire over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to assist a man in the North Warwickshire town of Coleshil l last night (Sunday, August 30).
But paramedic Simon Wong has revealed how he and a colleague were both verbally and physically assaulted.
Both members of the ambulance service suffered arm and wrist injuries, which resulted in the medics requiring hospital treatment.
It is believed that the individual responsible has been arrested at this time.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service has taken to social media to condemn the attack.
A post on the ambulance service’s official Twitter account reads: “Nobody goes to work to be verbally or physically abused.
“Last night, Simon and Gordon went to help a man in Coleshill but were verbally and physically abused which resulted in them being injured and needing hospital treatment.
“Patient arrested. #protectemergencyworkers.”
In a separate Tweet, paramedic Simon Wong said: “Nobody goes to work to be verbally or physically abused.
“Unfortunately it’s a rising occurrence of emergency workers being subjected to just that.
“Myself and my colleague were verbally and physically abused last night which resulted in us being injuried.”
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