Motorist 'deliberately drove at on-duty paramedic crossing the road'

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A paramedic was forced to scramble to safety after being deliberately driven at by a motorist in Blackpool, emergency services said.

The medic was on-duty and crossing Bournemouth Road in South Shore when they were targeted by a silver Toyota 4x4.

They 'managed to move out of the way', police said, but hurt their ankle doing so.

A manhunt was launched for the driver, who was described as a white man aged around 60.

A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman declined to comment further, but confirmed an investigation was underway.

Lancashire Police appealed for witnesses on Saturday, saying the incident happened a week earlier at 9.10pm.

Information can be reported by calling 101, quoting LC-20180317-1339.