Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ambulanceman Attacked

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

anon again!

Disgusting behaviour... nick... 2 years minimum, then compensation for the poor guy that got his face split open.
Antisocial rubbish.... is he from here, or transferred in from some City? Send the swine back, we don't want it here!!!