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Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after an ambulance worker was injured after being hit with what's being described as 'a metal object' near Byker Metro Station.
The Red Cross ambulance crew were responding to an emergency at the time (on Sunday 18th March)
The windscreen was smashed and delayed treatment to a patient.
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“All frontline crews are here to help the public and to be subjected to any type of violence while doing their job is unacceptable. “Disruptions like this to our service put staff and patients at risk and having vehicles off the road adds unnecessary additional pressure.”
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Three people were taken to hospital last night after a suspected nightclub crush in Newcastle.
Emergency services were called to the popular nightspot Digital in the city centre after reports of possible crush injuries as party-goers queued outside.
The incident was not as serious as emergency services first feared. North East Ambulance Service stated that they were not aware of the welfare of the patients but no one is thought to be seriously injured.
We were called at around 10.44pm last night after reports of a number of people with possible crush injuries at Digital.
We sent nine resources, most of which were stood down. At the scene, we only took three patients.
It wasn't what it seemed at the outset and wasn't the emergency it was deemed in the beginning."
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The family of a 102-year-old war veteran, who had to wait for an ambulance for four hours, have told ITV News Tyne Tees they're angry paramedics didn't get to him sooner.
Harold Beeforth, from Middlesbrough, was forced to spend four hours on the floor while he waited for an ambulance on the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.
The former RAF corporal had fallen and sustained a head injury. His daughters say the whole 999 system needs an overhaul.
I was incensed and I still am angry.
Why should vulnerable people in this day and age in this society be left and why can't people just see that there's something wrong and deal with it?
The North East Ambulance Service has apologised to Mr Beeforth and his family.
A 102-year-old war veteran was forced to spend four hours on the floor while he waited for an ambulance on the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.Read the full story ›