Northamptonshire’s ambulance trust helps prosecute most alleged attackers

East Midlands Ambulance Service saw sanctions brought against 70 per cent of people who attacked their staff
East Midlands Ambulance Service saw sanctions brought against 70 per cent of people who attacked their staff

Thugs who attack East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) staff are convicted at double the rate of the next best trust, latest figures show.

In 2012/12 there were 70 assaults on staff at Northamptonshire’s ambulance service and 51 convictions a conversion rate of just over seven out of 10 attackers.

The next best were Yorkshire Ambulance Service with 21 convictions from 50 attacks, is just over four out of 10.

Phil Milligan, the EMAS chief executive, said: “It shows that EMAS consistently secures more cases going to court and resulting with a conviction.”