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.
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.
“A 29-year-old man who was also at the address attended the station and was interviewed voluntarily. An investigation is ongoing.”
The North East Ambulance Service revealed on Monday that there had been three separate incidents of attacks on its crews over a seven-hour period between Saturday, July 11 and Sunday.
The incidents resulted in two paramedics being taken to hospital, and two ambulances being damaged.