Search

Assaults and binge-drinking lead Bexley ambulance call-out figures

PUBLISHED: 17:21 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:21 26 September 2013

Assaults and binge-drinking incidents were responsible for the majority of ambulance calls-out in Bexley in the 12 months to June, new figures have revealed.

Longlands ward had the highest number of emergency worker calls-out in the borough, with 2,905 calls, data recorded by the London Ambulance Service has shown.

Other high scorers include Christchurch, with 1,848 call-outs, and Erith, with 1,835.

The figures are for the period from July 2012 to June 2013.

The wards with the lowest amount were St Michael’s (824), Brendon and Penhill (825) and Blackfen and Camorbey (841).

Ambulance crews were called out to 556 assaults, 188 of which were on women.

The ward with the highest number of assault call-outs was Erith with 53

There were 445 binge drinking incidents and 83 assaults on teenagers.

Paramedics were also called to 14 knife injuries, and there were no call-outs for incidents involving gunshot wounds.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times