Paramedics Attacked On 999 Call

A paramedic crew was pelted with stones as they tried to treat an elderly man who had suffered a heart attack. At one stage the crew was forced to leave the scene as three youths shouted abuse and threw stones.

Widower 84-year-old Norman Bell from Merseyside who had been bowling at a social club in Greater Manchester later died in hospital.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said the experience had been “frightening” for the crew.

“Paramedics are not used to being called to give medical assistance and being treated in such a way,” he said.

Mr Bell had been bowling at the St Oswald’s Catholic Social Club in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the incident which took place at 1945 BST on 19 July.