A Man’s been jailed after attacking an ambulance crew who came to help him when he was found collapsed in the road during the coronavirus lockdown.
The casualty, who was under the influence of alcohol, became violent and aggressive towards the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) medics as soon as they arrived at the scene on a main road in Crewe, Cheshire.
The man – whose identity was not published by the ambulance service – spat at the crew, grabbing at their protective equipment, kicking and lashing out at them in the incident on 24 April.
The man was sentenced to six months imprisonment at Warrington Magistrates Court on Monday.
A spokesperson for NWAS said:
“This type of sickening attack on our hardworking emergency services staff is absolutely unacceptable at any time, but at a time when we should all be standing together to support each other, it’s particularly appalling.
“Our ambulance clinicians are working exceptionally hard right now in challenging circumstances, and they should be free to do their job without fear of assault.
“We welcome this conviction and would like to send a clear message that this will not be tolerated and we will seek prosecutions where possible. The staff members involved are being supported by the trust and were thankfully not seriously injured.”
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