'Unacceptable': South Western Ambulance says attacks on staff during pandemic won't be tolerated

South Western Ambulance paramedics and bosses have condemned ongoing violence and aggression towards the service's teams during the coronavirus pandemic.

A campaign has now been launched labelling the more than 100 such incidents facing paramedics and 999 call handlers 'unacceptable'.

Violent and aggressive incidents have risen by 16% in the past year. Credit: ITV News

Watch the South Western Ambulance chief's appeal for respect:


The ambulance service is encouraging people to support the #Unacceptable campaign by sharing supportive messages on social media.

Dorset Police has been among the first to chime in with its support.