3 February 2016
A man who head butted an emergency medical technician
and kicked a paramedic was sentenced to community service at
Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (28 January).
The crew were called to treat Gankhuyag Aldtangerel in Battersea
on December 20 last year. He was under the influence of alcohol and
violently assaulted them on the journey to hospital. He kicked
paramedic Mark Cummings and then punched emergency medical
technician Penny Robson in the neck and head butted her.
Last year, there were nearly 400 assaults on ambulance crews in
Penny Robson, an emergency medical technician for 13 years said:
“This isn’t the first time I have been assaulted, but this is
certainly the most severe type of aggression I have dealt with.
It's such a shame, as I love providing care and assistance to
Londoner’s when they need it."
Deputy Director of Operations Peter McKenna said: “Attacking our
ambulance crews as they go about saving lives in the capital will
not be tolerated under any circumstances. Our crews spend every day
caring for Londoners and are already under a great deal of
pressure. To have them treated this way is shameful. We will do
everything we can to ensure that anyone who assaults our staff will
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Notes to editors
- Last year, 394 London ambulance crew were assaulted (from
January 2015 to December 2015).
- On average one staff member is assaulted each day in
- We are the busiest Ambulance Service in the UK and receive
around 1.9m emergency calls every year.
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