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Man charged after paramedics allegedly assaulted - Lake Macquarie

Sunday, 02 April 2017 06:00:21 AM

A man will face court after two NSW Ambulance paramedics were allegedly assaulted at Lake Macquarie this morning.

About 1.45am (Sunday 2 April 2017), two NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a unit on Belstone Avenue, Belmont after receiving a call to assist a pregnant woman who was going into labour.

Police will allege the woman’s partner, a 22-year-old man, became aggressive towards the paramedics when his partner told him he could not accompany her in the ambulance.

The man allegedly assaulted a paramedic and threatened both before kicking the ambulance several times as it drove away to hospital.

About 2am, officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended a unit on Belstone Avenue.

A 22-year-old man was arrested after a short struggle. Police also located a knife and a tomahawk on the man during the arrest.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with several offences including:

- Obstruct or hinder ambulance officer by act of violence;

- Obstruct or hinder ambulance officer providing service to other;

- Malicious damage to ambulance;

- Assault police;

- Resist arrest; and

- Custody of knife in public place – subsequent offence

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Sunday 2 April 2017).