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Arrest over ambulance crew attack
The paramedic was attacked on board an ambulance
A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an ambulance crew was attacked on board their vehicle by a group of youths in Cardiff.

A paramedic suffered a broken rib and facial cuts as he and a technician answered a late night emergency call in the Grangetown area on Saturday.

The ambulance service said a group of youths boarded the vehicle at around 2350 GMT and attacked the men. The technician was treated for shock.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The crew were able to alert police by pressing a panic button on board the ambulance.

Another ambulance crew was sent to assist and they took the two men to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

They were later discharged from hospital.

South Wales Police said a number of people were in the area at the time of the assault and saw what happened, and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They particularly want to speak to a man at the scene in a silver Golf hatchback car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cardiff Central CID on 029 2022 2111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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