AN AMBULANCE worker who went to help the victim of a sword attack was dragged from his car and attacked.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) technician was the first medic to arrive at the scene of the early-hours assault in Beckenham, which left a 20-year-old man with serious head injuries.

We reported last week, his 18-year-old girlfriend's hand was also cut when she tried to fend off the attacker.

The technician, based in Bromley, called police after he and his colleagues, who arrived two minutes later, continued to be threatened when they tried to administer treatment.

They were forced to wait for police to arrive before tending to the patients.

An LAS spokesman said: "There is absolutely no excuse for this. He was only there because someone needed help.

"The safety of staff has to come first and the crew did exactly the right thing in waiting for police to arrive."

Detectives are still hunting the swordsman who launched the frenzied attack on the couple, who officers say were innocent bystanders.

Anyone with information about the incident, which

occurred at 2am on Friday, March 14, should call Detective Sergeant Bob Panton, of Bromley CID, on 020 8284 8783.