Two men who were being attended to by a paramedic threatened to kill her and abused her with racist language, police have said.

The incident happened at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex on Waterside Drive in Walton Wednesday, May 26.

Paramedics were called to the scene after a 39-year-old man complained of abdominal pain.

They arrived at around 10.50pm and found the man and his friend at the location.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police, who are now investigating the incident, described what happened next:

"Paramedics attempted to treat the man, but he was reluctant to disclose his medical information. He and his friend then swore at the paramedic trying to treat them.

"He also used racially abusive language and threatened to kill her."

Thankfully the paramedic was unhurt during the ordeal.

Surrey Comet: CCTV image released by Surrey Police in relation to the incident CCTV image released by Surrey Police in relation to the incident

Police released descriptions of the two men they are now seeking to question in relation to the incident:

  • The first suspect was described as White, around 5 ft 11 tall with an overweight build and brown hair.
  • The second suspect was described as White, with a slender build, brown hair and stubble.

Police said their inquiries were ongoing in the case and urged anyone with information about what happened, or who recognized the man pictured in the CCTV images, to contact them on the Surrey Police website, or calling 101, and quoting reference number PR/45210054787.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service meanwhile told the Surrey Comet: 

"Our staff work tirelessly treating patients and have a right to do so without facing any form of abuse.

"We would urge anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Surrey Police or Crimestoppers so that those responsible can be held accountable for their actions."