Yesterday, we were contacted by a follower (via Emergency Services Humour / Facebook) who was, quite rightly, a tad upset in relation to a ‘sentence’ that had been handed down by the Courts in Northern Ireland to a violent male who took it upon himself to repeatedly hit him.
What did the medic do to ‘deserve’ this treatment?
The male concerned had been involved in a fight, was ejected from a nightclub and sustained facial injuries as a direct result of his fighting.
So the medic was sent to help the very same male who ended up assaulting him. These are the words from the colleague who contacted us:
“I work as a medic for a private ambulance company in Northern Ireland.
“The male above was removed from a night club for fighting and had cuts to his face. As we went up to offer to help him and look at his injuries he took a swing at me and also nearly damaged my vehicle parked up at a carpark facing the club.
“As the door staff came up to assist me, he took another swing at my face and this time it connected.
“Throwing me against my car as he was restrained by door staff the police were contacted and responded in a matter of minutes (fair-play to the police oppos)
“A ten minute response time on a Friday night in Belfast is unheard of. They arrested the male on site and took him to the cells.
“I got a phone-call the next day from the PPS (NI version of the CPS) saying that he was very remorseful and was pleading guilty.
“I then got this letter threw the door today to find out that he’s gotten 150 hrs community service. He also caused over £3000 of damage to the door staffs cars in paint work and wing-mirrors.
“To this day I’ve yet to get an apology from him and the courts have just given him a slap on the wrist.”
Until the courts start getting tough in relation to the the sentences which they hand down to individuals who assault members of the emergency services, this sad trend of our oppos being assaulted is only going to continue.
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