Wednesday 2nd July 2014 – 11.00am – John Hawker.
West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to a garage in Bartholomew Street in Birmingham at around 7.30am today (July 2) after a member of staff there found a man sleeping rough in an office who wouldn’t wake up.
Paramedics attended and managed to wake the man who then assaulted two members of ambulance staff and damaged three vehicles, one being an ambulance, before running off.
Police were called and officers detained a 31-yer-old man nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of two assaults and three counts of criminal damage and remains in police custody.
West Midlands Ambulance Service will not tolerate any staff member being assaulted and will ensure the full weight of the law is brought to bear on people who do. It is simply not acceptable.
We have no further details on this incident due to on-going police investigation.