Witnesses wanted after appalling attack on ambulance crew

Jamie Arrowsmith – Thursday 16th April 2020 – 9.40am.

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was arrested following an ‘appalling’ attack on one of our ambulance crews on Tuesday night in which a paramedic reported being threatened with a metal bar.

We received a phone call to a property in Blurton at 7.55pm responding to reports that a man had collapsed.

On arrival, the crew were forced to call for emergency assistance after a man became verbally abusive and allegedly threatened a male paramedic with a metal bar.

A 40-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested nearby on suspicion of affray and assault of an emergency worker before later being released under investigation pending further enquiries. If you witnessed anything, or have any further information, please contact 101 quoting incident number 659 of 14th April.

WMAS Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “This appalling incident beggars belief at a time when the whole country is being asked to protect its NHS in the middle of the pandemic we currently find ourselves in.

“We will work with police and do everything possible to ensure justice is done in this case as I will not tolerate any attacks on my members of staff.”

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