Paramedics 'attacked with knife and rammed by car' before being forced to hide in ambulance

PARAMEDICS were allegedly forced to hide in their ambulance after they were attacked with a knife as they attended an emergency on Christmas Day.

A man has been arrested after the incident, which cops say happened in a residential road in Swindon, Wiltshire at around 4.30pm on December 25.

The blue light workers were in their vehicle when they were rammed by a car in Morse Street as they rushed to an incident, it's reported.

They were then allegedly attacked with a blade.

The paramedics hid in their ambulance after 'becoming fearful' they'd be seriously hurt.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and drink driving.

He remains in custody at the town's Gablecross police station.

Inspector Steve Love of Wiltshire Police said cops, firefighters and paramedics are threatened "on a daily basis".

"It is a sad reality that, while attending calls to protect the public, emergency service staff are put in situations where they fear for their own safety on a daily basis," he said.

"Christmas Day is no exception unfortunately.

"Nobody should be made to feel in danger when trying to carry out their work, especially when that work involves protecting our communities.

"We will do all we can to protect emergency workers doing their job.

"We urge the public to respect our officers and members of the ambulance service and fire service and to help us to help you."

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