Man, 43, charged after stabbing a member of staff from the South Central Ambulance Service with a screwdriver
A man was arrested on Thursday 21st January 2016 following an incident in Aylesbury in which a member of the emergency services was stabbed by a patient being taken to hospital.
At 5.48am officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Old Stoke Road, Aylesbury after a call from South Central Ambulance Service stating a member of the ambulance staff had been injured.
The ambulance service had earlier answered an emergency call from a member of the public who said he was suffering from symptoms of a stroke.
The man was located at a telephone kiosk on the Old Stoke Road and was en route to hospital by ambulance when the man stabbed one of the ambulance staff in the abdomen with what appeared to be a screwdriver.
The victim, a man in his thirties, was treated by his colleague and then taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where his injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening.
A 43 year old man from Aylesbury was arrested on suspicion of GBH, and charged the same day with one count of Section 18 wounding with intent. The man was remanded in custody to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Friday 22nd January 2016.
Det Con Ben Giddings of Aylesbury Force CID said: ‘This was a completely unprovoked attack on one of the ambulance staff, who was just doing his job, trying to save the life of a member of the public.
It is fortunate that while the victim’s injuries are serious they are not thought to be life-threatening. However this case does highlight the dangers that the emergency services face every day simply carrying out their work.‘
Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident who has not yet contacted police to call 101.