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Ambulance crews attacked by patient in Co Antrim town

Published 27/12/2015

The ambulance service said three crew were attacked.
The ambulance service said three crew were attacked.

Ambulance crews were attacked by a patient they were trying to help in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim.

The three crew members were assaulted in the Windmill Avenue area at around 8pm on Saturday night.

One crew was attacked and the police called.

The male member of the crew received a cut lip, while his female colleague sustained a back injury.

Both had to attend accident and emergency following the incident and could not continue on with their duties.

Police were called and another ambulance was sent to the scene only for one of that crew to report that he was assaulted.

The Ambulance Service, in a Facebook post, said: "This comes just hours after five crews were required to respond to a serious road traffic incident just four miles up the road on the Old Carrick Road.

"Ambulance staff should not have to put up with assaults of any sort and once again we have to ask that anyone who calls our crews tonight treat them with the respect they deserve."

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