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Man sentenced for assaulting a paramedic

A man who pushed a paramedic against a wall while he was being treated has been found guilty of assault and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

David Rose of Islington was convicted of assault by beating at Highbury Magistrates Court on 26 September.

Paramedic Ben Flavell was called to the defendant’s address on Georges Road on the morning of Saturday 3 March.

Ben, who’s based at Islington ambulance station, said: “When I turned up and tried to treat Mr Rose he quickly became very aggressive and pushed me up against the wall. I had a Doctor observing with me that day we managed to get out of the house and lock ourselves in the car before the situation got any worse.”

The police were called and arrested Rose while Ben gave a statement before carrying on and finishing his shift.

Ben added: “Thankfully these types of incidents are very rare but they are scary nonetheless.

“I am glad that he has been prosecuted and hope it serves as a warning to others that medics will not tolerate any abuse at work, especially when we are there to help.”

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