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Coach driver is arrested ‘for assaulting paramedics’

  • Paramedics attacked as they helped patient in Camberwell, south London
  • Crew said to be ‘shaken’ but were not seriously injured as result of attack
  • Alleged by witness that driver was from company Red Wings coaches

A coach driver has been arrested after paramedics were assaulted as they treated a ‘seriously ill’ patient.

The medics were subjected to the ‘disgusting’ attack as they helped the stricken patient in Camberwell, south London, this morning.

The crew was said to be ‘shaken’ but did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the incident. 

The medics were attacked as they helped the stricken patient in Camberwell, south London, this morning (pictured, police at the scene)

Southwark Police tweeted: ‘London Ambulance called for urgent assistance to SE5 for their crew being assaulted by a coach driver!

‘The crew assaulted whilst treating a seriously ill patient! Located and arrested by Road and Transport officers.’

It added: ‘The crew are shaken and will now not be able to finish their shift, but no serious injury thankfully #ProtectTheProtectors

‘The crew are assisting us with statements and then they will be finished for the day. Both are safe and well thankfully.’

It has been alleged that the driver who attacked the paramedics was from the firm Red Wing Coaches, which operates in London and north Kent.

Witness Gavin Higgins tweeted: ‘@RedwingCoaches just watched one of your drivers assault an ambulance driver in Camberwell… police are now on the scene. 

‘Pretty revolting behaviour towards anyone, let alone someone from the emergency services.’

Red Wing Coaches declined to comment when approached by MailOnline. 


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