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Our paramedics abused over 1,000 times last year

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Published by Chris Craddock at 11:40am 12th April 2019.

They're there to save lives but our paramedics were abused over a thousand times last year.

East of England Ambulance Service their staff were attacked and intimidated more than 250 times as well.

The Don't Choose to Abuse campaign has been re-launched in Norfolk to stop this.

New laws mean offenders could be jailed for up to 12 months.

Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive of EEAST said:

"It's totally unacceptable to abuse ambulance crews and call handlers who are only there to help.

"We are therefore delighted that Wetherspoon has chosen to endorse our message now, as Easter and the May bank holidays are often a very busy time for us.

"It's a reminder that our staff work through the holidays to help people and keep them safe, and they need your respect and support to do their job."

It's being supported by the national pub chain Wetherspoon which will be sharing the message through drink mats and posters in their pubs.

Tom Ball, General Manager of Wetherspoon said:

"We are pleased to play our part in getting this important message over to the public.

"The participating Wetherspoon pubs will display the posters prominently in order to highlight the campaign to their customers."

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