I felt intimidated; he had two mates behind him and then tried to punch me in the face three times – he got a £50 fine

The above words were spoken by paramedic Andy Allsopp as he re-lived when he was attacked by a member of the public. Since we told you about a 30% rise in physical assaults on our staff, you’ve shown your support for our staff by expressing your incredulity at why people would attack them when all they are trying to do is help someone in their hour of need.

Please take the time to listen to Andy’s interview with presenter Paul Marriott that was broadcast on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire; you’ll hear just how hard it is for our staff to cope with these abhorrent attacks:

Andy Allsopp at BBC C&W

 

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