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Paramedics Assaulted During Call-Out By Man In Melbourne

A man who was on drugs has turned on paramedics by assaulting them when they were trying to help.

Ambulance Victoria have confirmed the two paramedics were called to Coburg shortly after 10:30PM following reports of a drug affected man knocking on doors.

They managed to get him to the ambulance before the assault took place.

“They’re very shaken up,” Ambulance Victoria chief Tony Walker said.

“One of our paramedics was punched repeatedly in the face and her partner, who tried to assist was also pushed up against the side of the ambulance.

“They’re physically injured but worse than that, in some ways, is the emotional impact of having this happen.”

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