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Lone female paramedic assaulted while on duty responding to 999 call

A paramedic who had a noxious substance thrown in her face while answering a 999 call has called her attackers cowards.

The 32-year-old lone female paramedic – who was on her way to a man with chest pain – was flagged down at 1.30am on Sunday (16 July) morning on Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale by three men who appeared to be in distress.

She stopped to ask the men if they were OK. As she did so, they pulled up bandanas to cover their faces.

She said: “It was horrible. I didn’t know what was going to happen to me.

“It all happened very quickly – one of them threw liquid out of a plastic bottle at me. The window was only open a few inches but the liquid went on my face, neck and chest.

“He was wearing latex gloves, so my first thought was, is this acid?”

The liquid was not acid but did cause irritation and the paramedic was taken to hospital but later discharged.

She said: “It was terrifying. This was so cowardly. It is my job to help people. I was on my way to help a patient and I stopped because I am caring and I thought they needed my help.”

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