A London paramedic on her way to an emergency has been doused in a poisonous substance after being flagged down by three men.
The horrific, premeditated attack happened just before 1.30am on Sunday 16 July at Tottenham Hale.
London Ambulance said the 32-year-old paramedic was responding to a 999 call about a man with chest pain, when she was flagged down by the trio who appeared to be in distress on the side of the road.
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She stopped to ask the men if they were okay, when they pulled up bandanas over their heads and splashed liquid into her face.
“It was horrible. I didn’t know what was going to happen to me,” the paramedic said.
“It all happened very quickly, one of them threw liquid out of a plastic bottle at me. The window was only open a few inches but the liquid went on my face, neck and chest.
“He was wearing latex gloves, so my first thought was, is this acid?”
London Ambulance confirmed the noxious substance wasn’t acid, but did cause irritation forcing the paramedic to be hospitalised.
“It was terrifying. This was so cowardly. It is my job to help people. I was on my way to help a patient and I stopped because I am caring and I thought they needed my help,” the paramedic said in a statement.
“What they’ve done is horrific in so many ways. It was premeditated and it delayed a potentially critically ill patient getting treatment. It took a paramedic off the road that night.”
Police are currently working to track down those responsible.
The paramedic has since been discharged from hospital.