Another ghastly indictment of local thuggery on Friday when an ambulanceman was attacked in the back of his own vehicle after being assaulted while on a 999 call.
Thanet Extra reports the victim and his colleague went to a house in Athelstan Road, Margate, in response to a call about a man needing medical assistance.
On arrival he was punched and kicked, causing bruising and a large cut inside his mouth. He was taken to the QEQM hospital at Margate.
An Ambulance Service Union spokesman said: “We are getting a lot of these instances at the moment. In London, the crews wear stab vests. Drugs and drink are the problem. At weekends, 80 per cent of our work is drink-related.”
Police have arrested a 43-year-old Margate man on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.