Brookside actresses Alexandra Fletcher (left) and Karen Drury join Mersey Regional Ambulance trust technician Kate Hodgers at the launch of a 'zero tolerance zone' campaign highlighting violence against ambulance staff.

The actresses, who play characters Jackie Dixon and Suzannah Morrisey, launched a poster showing the result of an assault on a young female paramedic. Ten thousand posters have been published warning assailants they may face prison.Trust chief executive David Todhunter said it took staff safety 'very seriously'.