West Mids Ambulance staff were attacked in separate incidents as they responded to 999 calls across the region in the riots whilst trying to save lives and do their job. WMAS attended 35 incidents in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and a number of areas of Birmingham.
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Tracey Morrell, said:
“The actions of those responsible are absolutely abhorrent. Our staff are here to help. It is sickening that they should find themselves in harm’s way as they responded to serious incidents”
Midlands Air Ambulance Facebook wall have received thousands of messages.
How do people get to the place in their heads where they think this type of behaviour is acceptable. My fiancee is a police officer and I work for the police taking the calls so we work closely with the ambulance service and I just can’t believe what is going on, disgraceful!
This is terrible,what the hell is the matter with people, are they not content till they destroy everything
The Midlands Air Ambulance is the only Charity responsible for funding and operating three Air Ambulances serving the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.
Since 1991, the Charity has responded to more than 34,000 missions averaging 3,000 per year or nearly ten each day, making it one of the longest established and busiest Air Ambulance organisations in the UK.
The Charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising Pilot, two Paramedics or Flight Doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional air bases, the maximum flying time to hospital from anywhere in the region is less than 15 minutes.
Anyone with information on any part of the riot disorder or anyone who has been offered any goods that they think maybe stolen is asked to contact
West Midlands Police at the
Incident Information Centre on 0800 096 0095 or 0207 158 0125
E-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.