Previous Article Next Article London’s top police officer has pledged to help reduce increasing violencetowards ambulance crews working in the capital. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens made his comments asLondon Ambulance Service launched its second No Excuse publicity campaign tohighlight the problem. Between January and March there were 130 reported cases of physical violencetowards LAS staff and almost 400 reports of verbal abuse. During 2001 therewere nearly 500 reports of physical violence – an increase of more than 100 onthe previous year. Stevens said: “Our officers work with ambulance crews every day andtherefore know what a vital job they do. It is unacceptable that they shouldface violence when trying to save lives, and we will do all we can to supportthe LAS in bringing the offenders before the courts.” Wendy Foers, LAS’s HR director, welcomed Stevens’ support, and saidambulance service managers are working closely with local police boroughs totry and combat the problem. The No Excuse drive launches with a poster campaign showing the bruised faceof a female ambulance technician, who was assaulted while responding to anemergency call. The LAS first raised the issue of violence against crews in December 2000and has since introduced a number of initiatives to address the problem. Comments are closed. Police chief backs push to cut ambulance assaultsOn 9 Jul 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
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