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South West 999 call handler abuse more than doubles since first lockdown

South Western Ambulance Service is urging public to respect call handlers and only dial 999 in an emergency.

Paramedic who was attacked by man he was trying to help thanks public

Mike Jones and two colleagues were attacked in Camelford town centre earlier this month by a man they were trying to help.

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The paramedic speaking out after being assaulted

Tracy Higginbottom is one of more than 100 SWASFT staff members who have been physically assaulted while on duty by members of the public since lockdown began.