At around lunchtime today, paramedics who were treating a patient ended up calling for police assistance after some ‘individuals’ threw rocks at them from the top floor of the Whalebridge multi-storey car park.
Whilst the paramedics managed to evade the volley of rocks, it was only by sheer luck that no-one was injured as a result of the incomprehensible actions of the youths who were responsible.
Operation Dasher patrols later caught up with the group of youths and the gang are being dealt with accordingly.
PC Davis from Swindon South Police told the SwindonAdvertiser.co.uk:
“This type of behavior is completely out of order and will not be tolerated. Trying to harm those trying to help others in need is not acceptable”.
It is indeed sad times when groups of kids, upon seeing emergency ambulance crews help members of the public, see fit to start trying to hit them with rocks.
Hopefully the parents of the kids responsible will ensure that the kids are suitably educated in relation to the life-saving work of the emergency services.
If not, then we will have talk to them about the kind of trauma and horrific scenes which emergency ambulances crews have to deal with, without having to worry about rocks and stones being thrown at them.
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