A rising number of frontline medics trying to save lives in emergencies across South Yorkshire are being assaulted, prompting calls for a change in the law to protect ambulance workers.

Attacks on Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff on duty include spitting, biting, punching and in some cases sexual abuse.

Reported by The Sheffield Star. You can read the full story here. 

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