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Appeal for information following criminal damage to ambulance and assault of paramedic in West Derby

News   •   Mar 25, 2019 14:45 GMT

We are appealing for information after criminal damage was caused to an ambulance and a paramedic was injured in the West Derby area on Saturday night, 23 March.

At around 11.20pm, a call was received from the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) reporting that a large stone had been thrown through the window on an ambulance travelling on Eaton Road, causing damage to the vehicle and a minor injury to a paramedic. The ambulance crew were dealing with a patient on board, who was uninjured.

 CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.

Community Policing Inspector Andrew Gardiner said: "For someone to target an ambulance with paramedics inside treating a young patient is absolutely abhorrent. Thankfully there were no more serious injuries caused but the consequences could have easily been catastrophic for those inside, and for other road users.

"Did you see this incident or have any information? Please do the right thing and come forward. We all have a duty to protect those who carry out life-saving work in our communities and I'm sure people will share our outrage that this has taken place."

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100130916 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.