Stab vest & body cams call

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

PARA­MEDIC Paul Turner paid for self-de­fence classes af­ter be­ing vi­ciously at­tacked by a pa­tient as passers-by filmed it.

“He el­bowed me in the head and punched my col­league in the chin,” he said. “No one tried to help.

I’ve col­leagues who have had knives and guns drawn on them.” Paul, 36, is GMB’s deputy branch sec­re­tary at North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. He wants paramedics kit­ted out with body cam­eras and thinks stab vests should be tri­alled.

He said: “I’ve seen it with the po­lice. As soon as the cam­era is turned on, the sus­pect starts to be­have. It could make a dif­fer­ence.”

AT­TACKED Paul wants stab vest tri­als

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