Awards for heroic paramedics

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A SPALDING paramedic who was attacked trying to help a man who was being set upon by two others has won an award.

Scott Scoot, a paramedic with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) since 2004, was awarded the Chief Executive’s Commendation for his heroic actions.

Phil Milligan, EMAS’ Chief Executive, presented the commendations at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. He said: “This is my opportunity to recognise those staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They have shown compassion, bravery and an unwavering dedication to helping those in need, sometimes at their own expense.”

The commendation recognised that Scott suffered a broken jaw and other facial injuries after attempting to help a man being brutally beaten by two men.

The paramedic was driving home after a long shift when he saw the disturbance. A crowd had begun to gather but nobody was helping the victim.

Scott got out of his car and used his conflict resolution training to try and break the attack up and offer medical treatment.

Yet he was prevented from reaching the victim and punched to the floor.

Earlier this year the Recorder of Lincoln, Judge Sean Morris, also praised Scott’s bravery and that of a bystander who tried to detain one of the attackers until police arrived.

Fellow Lincolnshire paramedics Sean Jacklin and Terry Weatherill also received a commendation for their bravery when called to a house fire.