Being the primary source of information & news for members and supporters of the emergency services, we hear about these sorts of stories way too often.
Many of our readers will know how passionate we are about stamping out violence directed towards our emergency services, HMP and NHS colleagues.
So when we heard about an incident involving someone intentionally driving their vehicle at an on-duty paramedic, our blood started to boil.
A post published on Blackpool Polices’ Facebook page stated:
“We are appealing for any witnesses in relation to an incident where a vehicle was driven towards an on duty paramedic.
Fortunately the paramedic managed to move out of the way however in doing so sustained a minor injury to their ankle.
The incident occurred on Bournemouth Road in Blackpool on Saturday 17th March 2018 at 09:10pm.
The vehicle is described as a silver 4×4 Toyota possibly being a newer model.
The driver is described as a white male and approximately 60 years old.
We would appreciate if anyone with any information or the driver themselves contact either PC 5996 Moore or PC 6857 Morris on the following email addresses; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can ring Blackpool Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20180317-1339 or anonymously crimestoppers on 0800555111. Thank you.”
Please share this article with as many people as you can – someone will know who the individual behind the wheel was, and someone, with a conscience, will share that information with our Police colleagues.
Yet again, we hear of another targeted attack aimed squarely at the men and women who put their lives on the line on a daily basis in order to try and keep us all safe.
We have been calling for a zero tolerance approach to ANYONE found guilty of assaulting our emergency services, HMP & NHS colleagues.
And whilst social media has been taking a bit of a bashing recently, we all know that social media has the power to find the despicable individuals who try to hide in the shadows.
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