Police appealing bail decision for man who assaulted female paramedic
Police are reviewing a decision to grant bail to a patient who allegedly assaulted a female paramedic in the back of an ambulance north of Sydney.
A 32-year-old man was being taken to Newcastle’s Calvary Mater Hospital on Monday when the incident occurred.
One paramedic was driving the ambulance when the man became abusive towards the other paramedic, who was riding with him in the back.
As the driver pulled over to assist, the man allegedly punched the female paramedic in the ribs, knocking her over.
She managed to get out of the ambulance, but the patient followed and continued verbally abusing her before leaving the scene.
The paramedics reported the incident and the man was later arrested and charged by police.
He’s been granted conditional bail and will face court next month.
But Ray Hadley has spoken to senior police, who say the bail decision is being reviewed.