A paramedic has recounted how she was left feeling shaken & tearful after she was attacked and verbally abused by a woman who was heavily intoxicated.
The paramedic was punched and repeatedly sworn at after attending a 999 call in Derby, in March, this year.
Derbyshire Magistrates Court heard how Annette Whelan assaulted the paramedic whilst calling her a ‘b***h’ & a ‘c***’ during the incident.
Whelan was handed a 18-week prison sentence that was suspended for 18 months and was also ordered to pay compensation to the paramedic.
The East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic has served with the ambulance trust for six years and spoke to Derbyshire Live about the incident.
“She deliberately went for me. She came outside and punched me in the face.
“Obviously I was shaken up and got a bit tearful. But this is not going to stop me from doing my job and being there for patients who need me.
“Being intoxicated is never an excuse for abusing or assaulting someone, especially when we were trying to help her friend.
‘I’m please with the outcome because she deserves to be reminded that actions have consequences and I hope it stops her from doing it again.”
The paramedic had responded to the location after an incident that involved the friend of the defendant.
Whelan was told to pay the paramedic £300 in compensation.
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