A Medic working for West Midlands Ambulance Service was abused by a motorist before being spat at as they made their way to an emergency call on Sunday morning.
Medic Karl Williams said:
‘On way to a job today a man waved us down because I had drifted across lanes.
‘He proceeded to verbally abuse and threaten us as he pulled alongside. Then to finish off he spat directly through the window of the cab at us!!
‘@WMPContact @WMPolice are now dealing’.
Many people commented on the tweet stating how disgusted they were with what had happened.
‘They walk amongst us…and have no shame or moral compass’.
‘Hope you’re ok.
‘We issue our drivers with ‘spit kits’. Samples are taken at the time, passed to WMP where it is checked against the DNA database, prosecution follows if the offender is on the database.
‘If no trace, sample remains on file for future prosecution.’
Whilst @FatherJones1 tweeted:
‘Close family member is a paramedic.
‘Was working the other day with a colleague different from usual shift buddy.
‘Colleague had vomit spat into her face by patient, didn’t report it, which really should have been done. Disgusting behaviour needs reaction really’
On way to a job today a man waved us down because I drifted across lanes.
He proceeded to verbally abuse and threaten us as he pulled along side. Then to finish off he spat directly through the window of the cab at us!!
@WMPContact @WMPolice are now dealing!
— Karl Williams #StayHomeSaveLives (@WmasKarlW) November 4, 2018
West Midlands Police Contact tweeted back to their colleagues in green and said:
Yet again I am left speechless at such behaviour towards our friends in Green.
We take a very, very dim view of such abuse towards any @OFFICIALWMAS crew & always treat such incidents as a High Priority for response.
Any offenders will spend a night with us, free of charge. https://t.co/i84i7u1CXN
— WMP Force Contact – #StayHomeSaveLives (@ContactWMP) November 5, 2018
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