A 44-year-old man who spat in the face of an East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic on Christmas Day has been sent to prison.
Nicholas Watkins, of no fixed address, appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on 30th December after being charged with assaulting the life-saving paramedic.
Watkins pleaded guilty to the vile assault and was given an 18-week prison sentence. He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation.
Mark Ward, Local Security Management Specialist, said:
“Our frontline colleagues, as well as our team in our 999 control room, signed up to do this job so that they can help people, not to be assaulted.
“We will not tolerate assaults of any nature against our staff, and we will continue to pursue a conviction against anyone who thinks that it is acceptable to assault them.”
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At last! A court that actually gives a deterrent sentence and long my they continue to do so.