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‘Axe under pillow’: paramedics urged to take police escorts to 1,200 dangerous homes

Paramedics are being told to take a police escort to more than 1,200 addresses for fear of attack, The Times has revealed.

The College of Paramedics said the figure was outrageous and called on courts to implement tougher sentences for assaults on paramedics.

Ambulance services have marked hundreds of addresses after violence towards crew. Notes on addresses include “patient keeps axe under pillow — serrated knife hidden round the house and is known to be a risk”, “shoots/throws acid”, and “patient is anti-ambulance”.

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Source: The Times, 4 June 2023


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