ITV Tyne and Tees report:
A Freedom of Information request by ITV Tyne Tees revealed that over the past three years the North East Ambulance Service has paid out almost ninety thousand pounds to cover for staff who’ve taken time off work after being assaulted on duty.
Figures obtained show that
170 ambulance crews have been assaulted on duty
793 days have been lost due to staff being off work after being attacked