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Ambulance crew injured after 'being hit with metal object' in Newcastle

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.”

– Alan Gallagher, head of risk at NEAS


Ant McPartlin steps down from TV shows as he heads back into treatment

Ant McPartlin is stepping down from his television commitments to go back into treatment. Credit: PA

ITV Presenter Ant McPartlin has stepped down from his TV roles following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving.

His publicist said McPartlin, who spent time in rehab last year, was taking time off "for the foreseeable future" and would have further treatment.

ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway will not air this weekend and the final two episodes won't feature McPartlin.

The Georgie star was involved in a collision in south-west London on Sunday.

An ITV spokesman said:

“ITV has taken a joint decision with Ant and Dec’s team not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend. We will be reviewing options for the last two episodes of the series (March 31 and April 7) which would not feature Ant who is taking time off to seek treatment. We very much hope that he gets the help that he needs.”


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