Perak police arrest three youths for impeding and attacking ambulance driver

Perak police arrest three youths for impeding and attacking ambulance driver
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IPOH - The police have arrested three youths who allegedly assaulted an ambulance driver in Kamunting on Sunday.

Acting Taiping OCPD Superintendent Razlam Ab Hamid said all three, aged between 17 and 20, were brought to the Taiping district police station by their respective families on Monday night.

Supt Razlam said two of them have jobs while one studies in Bagan Serai.

"We are in the process of obtaining a remand order for all three," he said.

In the 1.40am incident, the ambulance driver and a nurse were transferring a patient to Taiping Hospital from Parit Hospital.

After exiting the Kamunting toll plaza, they encountered a group of youths and used a hailer, urging them to make way.

They got angry and sandwiched the ambulance with their motorcycles.

Shortly after, one of the motorcyclists fell and they blocked the ambulance, as about six men dragged the driver out of the vehicle and started assaulting him.

A nurse who was attending to the patient in the ambulance tried to stop the beating but was also kicked.

Supt Razlam said the driver continued to send the patient to the hospital after the youths left.

"He lodged a police report and returned to Parit Buntar to get treatment.

"The driver received four stitches to his brow," he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.

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