Paramedic ‘chased with a metal bar’ after being called to help collapsed man



A man has been arrested after a paramedic was reportedly chased with a metal bar.

An ambulance service crew had been called to a property in Blurton at around 7.55pm last night following reports a man had collapsed.

But when they arrived, the crew called for help from the police after a man allegedly threatened one of the paramedics with a make-shift weapon.

After officers arrived on scene, a 40-year-old Stoke-on-Trent man was taken into custody on suspicion of affray and assaulting an emergency service worker.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “This is an appalling incident and it is quite astonishing at a time when the whole country is being asked to protect its NHS in the middle of the pandemic we currently find ourselves in.

“We will work with police and do everything possible to ensure justice is done in this case as we will not tolerate any attacks on my members of staff.”

A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Blurton at 7.55pm last night (Tuesday, April 14) following reports a man had collapsed.

“On arrival the ambulance crew called police for emergency assistance after a man allegedly threatened a paramedic with a metal bar.

“A 40-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of affray and assault of an emergency worker.

“He was later released under investigation pending further inquiries.

“Officers are asking for any witnesses, or anyone with any information to contact 101, quoting incident number 659 of April 14.”





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