A woman has been arrested following an incident in Stoke-on-Trent where police officers and ambulance staff were spat at.
On 10th April at around 0100 hours, an emergency ambulance was sent to King Street, Fenton, after reports from members of the public that a female needed urgent medical attention.
An emergency ambulance arrived at the location, but due to the female’s aggressive nature, a request was made for police assistance.
Response team officers arrived on the scene to assist the ambulance crew with the female. But she continued to act aggressively towards both the police and the ambulance crew as she started to spit on them.
The 37-year-old female was arrested at the scene for assaulting the emergency workers.
Staffordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Simon Tweats said:
“Unfortunately, there have now been several incidents where nurses, ambulance crews and police officers have been subjected to spitting and coughing.
“Frontline staff are out there serving our communities, and this kind of behaviour is despicable. We will arrest those responsible and put them before the courts.”
“However, I’m glad that overall we’re receiving great support across Staffordshire as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
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