Glasgow & West Scotland

Paramedic injured as ambulance hit by 'firework'

A paramedic was injured after an object, believed to be a firework, was thrown at an emergency ambulance.

The ambulance was hit as it was driving along Butterbiggans Road in the Govanhill area of Glasgow at around 20:30 on Saturday.

The paramedic was able to drive back to the ambulance depot on Butterbiggans Road and contacted Strathclyde Police, who have appealed for witnesses.

He was later treated at the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary for his injuries.

'Reckless behaviour'

Police say that youths were seen at the location around the time the item was thrown.

Det Const Fiona McIlloney said: "There is no excuse for this type of reckless behaviour, which has left a paramedic injured.

"This road can often be busy with vehicles as there is a bus depot as well as an ambulance depot.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area or who may have any knowledge of the incident to get in touch with police."

Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and gathering CCTV images.

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