Paramedic Has Noxious Substance Thrown in Face While Answering Emergency Call

In London on Sunday, a 32-year-old female paramedic responded to an emergency call for a man with chest pain. While on her way, three men who “appeared to be in distress” flagged her down on Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale at around 1:30 am.

The paramedic asked the men if they were OK, and they responded by pulling bandanas over their faces and throwing liquid at her from a plastic bottle.

“The window was only open a few inches but the liquid went on my face, neck and chest,” she said. “He was wearing latex gloves, so my first thought was, is this acid?”

According to the London Ambulance Service, the liquid was not acid but caused irritation, and the paramedic was taken to hospital, but later discharged.

“It is my job to help people. I was on my way to help a patient and I stopped because I am caring, and I thought they needed my help,” the paramedic said. “They have taken away my trust.”

Peter Rhodes, Assistant Director of Operations, reminds all frontline ambulance crews in London to be cautious when flagged down by anyone asking for help or assistance.

Those who have info concerning this incident should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Photo: Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale (Edited). Original image: Stacey Harris, geograph.org.uk

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