Teens 'Kick And Punch' Ambulance While Crew Treat Patient Inside
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A group of teenagers allegedly attacked a team of paramedics while they were trying to save a patient's life.
Medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service were responding to a 999 call in Staffordshire when the group began 'kicking and punching' their vehicle.
The crew was able to call the police who responded quickly but the youths ran away from the scene.
West Midlands operations manager Mark Hayes, was disgusted by the incident.
Words fail me, one of my crews responded to 999 call & whilst assessing the patient on the vehicle a group of teenagers thought it was ok to start kicking & punching the ambulance. Quick response from @SStaffsPolice but group ran off, thankfully crew & vehicle ok #NoRespect
- Mark Hayes (@999flymo) April 27, 2019
Outraged Twitter users were quick to offer their support to the NHS worker.
One person wrote: "I don't know how society has became like this to think it's acceptable to assault emergency staff."
A second said: "I don't understand today's attitudes, at all, getting old I guess but too often this seems to be the norm?"
A third shocked follower put: "National service, absolutely. Something has to be done to stop or at least greatly reduce this downward spiral of disrespect within our society."
While another asked: "What the hell is happening to our society?"
LADbible has contacted West Midlands Ambulance Service for a comment.
Just last week, another paramedic was busy saving a young girl's life when a resident left a note on his ambulance complaining that they couldn't get into their drive.
Chris James Nixon, of North East Ambulance Service, was attending a 999 call on Friday when the angry letter was left on his windscreen, claiming they had taken pictures of his 'appalling' behaviour.
Chris, who lives in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, shared the note on social media, writing: "While working hard to save a young girl's life in the back of the ambulance, received this from a fan who left it on our windscreen."
The letter said: "I have toke pictures off you leaving ambulance in middle off road, when there is no need for. See pic. You behaviour is appalling and you should be kept responsible for you actions as 'professional driver'[sic]."
It was signed: "Resident who can't get to his house."