A lone paramedic had a substance thrown onto her face, neck and chest while answering a 999 call. She was on her way to a patient when she was flagged down by three men who appeared to be in distress in Tottenham Hale, north London. The 32-year-old stopped to help but they pulled bandanas over their faces before one threw liquid through her window.
She was taken to hospital after the attack on 16 July. The police are investigating. The paramedic, who did not want to be named, was on her way to help a man suffering from chest pains when she was targeted in the early hours. “It was terrifying. This was so cowardly,” she said.
“It is my job to help people. I was on my way to help a patient and I stopped because I am caring and I thought they needed my help. They have taken away my trust. What they’ve done is horrific in so many ways. It was premeditated and it delayed a patient getting treatment.”