Bomb scene medic: 'Just doing my job'

PUBLISHED: 18:15 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:30 15 June 2010

AN Axminster medic, who treated the 'Exeter bomber' follwing a failed attack in Princesshay, said he was 'just doing his job'.

AN Axminster medic, who treated the 'Exeter bomber' follwing a failed attack in Princesshay, said he was 'just doing his job'.Emergency care assistant Matt Baker came face-to-face with Exeter bomber Nicky Reilly in May after receiving a call about a man who had "fallen and cut his face".Mr Baker and his colleague Matt Richardson initially believed they were answering a routine call as they headed to the Giraffe Restaurant on May 22.After learning the background, the pair treated Reilly as any other patient and rushed him to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.Mr Baker said: "We're no heroes. We were just doing our jobs, thinking on our feet and making the best decisions we could in the best interests of our patients and the public."Some people have told us we acted bravely. Others have said we were stupid. But, at the end of the day, he was our patient and that was all that seemed to matter at the time."It wasn't until after it had all finished that we sat down and thought about what we had just gone through."Mr Reilly had his injuries doused with saline solution until he could be admitted to the decontamination unit.


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