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Paramedic from Toowoomba works in midst of terror attack

EMERGENCY paramedic Sean Kelsey was working in London just hours after the terror attack.

The former Downlands College student has been working as a paramedic for London Ambulance Service since January last year.

He was working in an area 10 kilometres from Westminster so didn't have to personally deal with victims of the attack.

He said for the first time since he began work in London, it wasn't busy.

"The shift was very quiet. It's actually the first time I've had a designated break.

"I think that is how the emergency services tend to be after significant issues such as this or a natural disaster. People are a bit more hesitant to call, probably realising that there are bigger issues."

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Mr Kelsey said he wasn't surprised the attack occurred, following so many similar incidents in Europe.

"It's always a bit of a shock when you hear of an incident of this nature but hits a bit closer when it's in the same city," he said.

"It makes you realise that it can happen anywhere, any time and attacks like this are almost impossible to stop due to it being so hard to predict prior to it happening," he said.

"In saying that, there is a huge amount of intelligence in regards to picking up on these events and I've even had to do training to pick up on small things in potential terrorist's houses to aid in this process.

"I'm not surprised that there was an attack and to be honest I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. London is such a huge, densely populated city and is so diverse in its culture. There has been so many attacks in Europe over the last few years that I thought it was inevitable that London would be hit eventually."

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