Paramedics Pelted With Bricks, Glasses And Tables After Responding To Hoax Call

Paramedics responding to a call were pelted with bricks and tables by two teenage girls.

Staff from South Central Ambulance Service were called out to an address in Eastleigh, Hampshire after someone called up to report the cardiac arrest of a 13-year-old girl.

However, the call turned out to be a 'prank' and, when the medics tried to gain access to the address, two teenage girls began hurling bricks, chairs, glasses and other items from one of the windows.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

More paramedics then had to be called to the scene as the rapid response vehicle and ambulance initially dispatched were damaged.

In a statement, a spokesperson from South Central Ambulance Service said: "It beggars belief what happened to our staff in Eastleigh... the first responders we had sent were extremely shaken.

"What makes this even worse is that all the staff and vehicles we sent were diverted from local people in genuine pain and distress with real illnesses, real injuries and real emergencies by our equally frustrated and appalled control room team."

In a follow-up post on the South Central Ambulance Service Facebook page, the service thanked members of the public for their concern and best wishes and said the paramedics were 'extremely shaken but uninjured' following the incident.

The two teens have been arrested, according to Hampshire Police.

A spokesperson told ITV: "A 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, both from Eastleigh, were arrested on suspicion of assault, cause of wasteful employment of police and use of threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress.

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Credit: PA

"They remain in custody at this time."

The girls' actions have, quite rightly, been slammed on Twitter with social media-users calling the pair 'disgusting'.

Sadly, this isn't the first time we've seen paramedics subjected to abuse while they're on the job.

Last November, a clip emerged of paramedics from North West Ambulance Service being verbally abused by a man for parking in his street while attending to a patient.

In the clip, the man can be heard telling the medic that their hazard lights should be on, to which the medic responds telling the man someone is 'ill upstairs'.


"How do we know?" the man shot back. "Where's his fucking hazards?"

Before calling the paramedic a 'fucking idiot', a 'fucking dickhead' and telling her to do her job properly.

What a lovely bloke, eh?

Featured Image Credit: South Central Ambulance Service

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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