Milton Keynes good samaritan '˜hit with hammer'
A Good Samaritan who was beaten over the head with a hammer was forced to wait almost two hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, claim witnesses.
The man rushed to the aid of somebody being attacked on Netherfield - less than two minutes’ away from MK Hospital.
The attackers turned on him with a hammer, baseball bat and a knife.
They hit him three times over the head with the hammer, whacked him in the back with the bat and sliced him across the chest and neck with the knife.
Neighbours in The Hide were awoken by the commotion, which happened around 1am on Wednesday (July 20).
One of the neighbours said: “The man was in a bad way and bleeding heavily so we dialled 999 immdiately but it didn’t arrive until 2.45am. They could have walked him to hospital twenty times on a stretcher in the time it took.”
The neighbour also said a rapid response car and paramedic arrived sooner - only to inform the victim that his car was too full of medical gear to take him to hospital.
The man had numerous stiches and a scan to check his internal organs were not damaged.
Police are now investigating the incident, which is alleged to involve a gang attack on a couple in bed.
“The man lives nearby and went to their rescue. He was a hero,” said a neighbour.
A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said the delays were “significantly exaggerated.” They say the paramedics were at the scene within 45 minutes and the ambulance arrived 39 minutes after that.