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'Close call' for paramedics after a bottle is thrown at ambulance

Bottle is thrown at a moving ambulance smashing the side window Photo: North West Ambulance Service

"Close call' for paramedics after a bottle is thrown at a ambulance smashing a side window.

The emergency vehicle will be off the road for a week, after the attack on the A6 near Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport at around 9.20pm on Sunday night.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) described it as a 'close call' for paramedics inside the vehicle.

"Thankfully nobody was injured and no patients were on board but it was very a very frightening experience and now means that an ambulance will be off the road for at least a week."

In May last year paramedics rushing a child to hospital were showered with glass when a yob smashed an ambulance window in Salford.

'Frightening experience' for paramedics as side window is smashed in moving ambulance Credit: North West Ambulance Service