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Ambulance worker suffers facial injuries after being assaulted while treating man in Lichfield

A member of an ambulance crew has been assaulted while treating a man in Lichfield.

Paramedics were called to an address in the city at 10.30pm yesterday (September 8) to reports of a man suffering from breathing difficulties.

But while they were taking him to hospital in Burton he assaulted a technician leaving the staff member with facial injuries.

The man was later arrested by police.

Nick Henry, from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “It is hugely disappointing that yet again our staff, who are there to help people in their hour of need, have once again become patients themselves.

“The Trust operates a zero tolerance policy against violence towards our staff and we will be doing everything in our power to help police prosecute these individuals.”

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