Man arrested after ambulance service staff attacked

Police officers arrested a 30-year-old man as part of an investigation into attacks on ambulance service staff.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 4:48 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 4:49 pm

Durham Constabulary was called to Palmer Street in South Hetton in the early hours of Sunday, July 12, to assist the North East Ambulance Service, whose staff had pressed the emergency buzzer.

A force spokesman confirmed to the Echo on Monday, July 13 that a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, and assaulting a police constable.

A statement added: "The man was interviewed by police and later released under investigation.

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“A 29-year-old man who was also at the address attended the station and was interviewed voluntarily. An investigation is ongoing.”

The incidents resulted in two paramedics being taken to hospital, and two ambulances being damaged.

Undated handout photo from the Twitter feed of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust of damage to an ambulance which was attacked over the weekend. Picture: PA.

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