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Paramedic pinned down and punched in back of ambulance

A Dorset paramedic has been describing the moment he was attacked in the back of an ambulance. James Ryan was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a patient he was treating.

South Western Ambulance Service - which covers Dorset and Wiltshire - is dealing with three or more reports of physical or verbal attacks on its staff every day. Nick Smith reports.

Emergency Services staff are being attacked on a daily basis Credit: NHS
James Ryan describes how he was repeatedly punched by the patient Credit: ITV