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Welsh Ambulance Service worker speaks of attacks on staff

Emergency crews across Wales are urging revellers to drink sensibly as they make the most of the final Friday night out before Christmas.

"Mad" or "Black Friday" is one of the busiest nights of the year as it marks the start of the festive season for many who are finishing work.

A triage unit will be set up in Cardiff city centre, Swansea has a help point and Wrexham's welfare centre will open.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it took 800 calls last year.

Paramedic Lawrence Evans said most staff have had to deal with aggressive behaviour and attacks, and described an incident when he was personally threatened.

  • 18 Dec 2015