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Paramedic assaulted in Blackpool attack

Police want to speak to this man

[P]OLICE are appealing for information after a paramedic was spat on while attending an emergency incident in Blackpool.

Between 3am and 4am on July 26, ambulance crews were called to reports a man had been assaulted in the Queen Square area.

Emergency services attended and helped the man at the scene, but he became uncooperative, spitting twice in a paramedic’s face.

The man was later taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment but discharged himself, with no personal details recorded.

Following CCTV enquiries, police would like to speak to this man, pictured, in connection with their investigation.

PC Jody Birchall, of Blackpool Police, said: “This was a particularly disgusting incident where a paramedic, just doing her job, has been spat on and assaulted.

“The victim was left shocked and upset and it is important we find the man responsible as soon as possible.

“Following extensive CCTV enquiries we are particularly keen to speak to this man in connection with the attack.

“If you recognise him, contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime reference WA1713452.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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