Police called after paramedics subject to abuse in Churchill Gardens

Police called after paramedics subject to abuse in Churchill Gardens

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 6:56pm 13th July 2020. (Updated at 12:28pm 14th July 2020)

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South Western Ambulance Service were dealing with a man who collapsed in the Salisbury park on Saturday night.

Paramedics were called around 9.25pm on the 11th July after a man collapsed in the park.

He was in a "serious condition" and while they were treating him a group of people became verbally abusive.

South Western Ambulance Service called for police back up.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman told Spire FM: 

“We were called at 9.45pm on Saturday night following a call from the ambulance service.

“They were in attendance after a male collapsed and contacted us after a group of people started to become abusive to paramedics.

“Officers attended but the group had dispersed. The man was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.”

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service has urged people to respect their staff at all times.

“We would like to remind the public to respect our staff and volunteers as they respond to patients."

“Sadly our people face violence and aggression every day while trying to protect and save our patients’ lives, which is completely unacceptable. Any incident of violence and aggression can have serious consequences on them, their families and colleagues. We support whatever action is necessary to protect our staff from harm, and ensure those responsible for any such incidents are reprimanded.”

The man was taken by land ambulance to Salisbury District Hospital, his current condition isn't known.

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