The incident occurred in Weston Road, Crewe on 24 April after a 999 call was made to a man who had reportedly collapsed in the road.
On arrival, the patient, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was violent and aggressive from the outset spitting at the ambulance crew, grabbing at their protective equipment, kicking and lashing out at them – the very people who had arrived to help.
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.
The man was sentenced at Warrington Magistrates Court on Monday (27 April).