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Paramedics attacked by egg-throwing hooligans.

Byline: CLAIRE HARRISON Nuneaton Reporter news@trinitymirror.com

PARAMEDICS were pelted with eggs as they tried to help a man who had collapsed on Halloween.

The incident happened on October 31 in Haunchwood Road, Nuneaton, while West Midlands Ambulance Service crews were helping the man.

The hooligans hurled eggs at their ambulance while they attended the call.

Police were called to the scene but luckily no major damage was caused to the vehicle.

Ambulance bosses have condemned the attack and are looking to identify and prosecute the yobs involved.

Steve Elliker, regional head of security and safety for WMAS, saying: "Why individuals want to vandalise and damage an emergency ambulance, which is the primary function of assisting people at their most vulnerable, is beyond belief. In such cases, the trust will do everything it can to identify and prosecute the small number of individuals who believe it is acceptable to cause criminal damage.

"Members of the public should remember a damaged vehicle, that has to be repaired and is therefore unavailable to respond to emergency calls, could be the one that responds to you or your family."

Why individuals want to vandalise and damage an emergency ambulance is beyond belief. Steve Elliker

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Date:Nov 5, 2016
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