Mitchell's Plain CPF concerned by attacks on paramedics

This week, criminals stripped an ambulance while paramedics were attending to an emergency in Eastridge.

FILE: This week, criminals stripped an ambulance, while paramedics were attending to an emergency in Eastridge. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Mitchell's Plain Community Policing Forum says it fears paramedics and other emergency workers will refuse to operate in the area following a string of attacks on personnel.

Earlier this week, criminals stripped an ambulance, while paramedics were attending to an emergency in Eastridge. It's reported various medical equipment was stolen.

It was one of at least seven incidents which have occurred in Mitchell's Plain this year.

The Forum's Abie Isaacs says they don't want this acts of crime to affect the EMS services in the area.

"At the end of the day we don't want to see ourselves as Mitchell's Plain where EMS services in particular, do decided not to come to the area because of this incidents,"