** Police presence needed at increasing number of EMS calls in Devon, UK
UNITED KINGDOM NEWS
** UK paramedics in Devon are apparently seeing an upswing in the number of no-go addresses requiring a police presence. That is the word from Devon Live (August 10) which said 35 locales have been dubbed as recommending police help, while a further six said it was mandatory. According to the newspaper, the figures are up from 15 and 3 in 2015. Across the United Kingdom, some 5,000 addresses have been so designated. The number in 2015 was 4,800. By way of attempting to curb the potential violence seen on EMS calls, Labour MP Chris Bryant said he will introduce a bill next week making attacks on public safety workers an aggravated offence.