Paramedic allegedly assaulted in Wallan

In town: This ambulance was spotted driving through Wallan. This photo was taken at the intersection of the High Street and Queen Street.

By Joshua Wells

JUST weeks after a public protest from those within the ambulance industry, a paramedic has allegedly been assaulted near Wallan.

Police confirmed to the North Central Review officers attended to assist paramedics on Wednesday, June 13.

“Police are investigating after a paramedic was assaulted in Wallan,” a spokesperson said.

“Police attended to assist paramedics at a location on the Hume Highway after a patient assaulted one of the paramedics about 2pm.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

Recently, an ambulance was spotted driving through Wallan, on Thursday, May 17, which wrote ‘it’s not ok to assault paramedics’ on its back window.

The protest formed part of the state-wide campaign to raise awareness about emergency worker assaults.