Paramedic beaten in Derry while attending accident scene

There are calls for more serious sentences to be introduced for attacking emergency services in the north after details emerged today of another attack on a paramedic in Derry who was attending a call out.

The attack took place while the paramedic was attending the scheme of an accident at the junction of Rock Road and Strand Road at the weekend.

There are now renewed calls on the judiciary to adopt a zero tolerance approach to attacks on emergency services and hospital staff.

John McPoland of the Northern Ireland Ambulance services outlined what happened on this morning's 'Shaun Doherty Show'

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