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Ambulance crashed after affected person tried to hack paramedic’s ear off with cleaver



A affected person tried to hack a paramedic’s ear off with a meat cleaver – inflicting a transferring ambulance to hit a parked automotive.

Paul Searle pulled his sufferer from the automobile earlier than grappling with him on the bottom whereas wielding his weapon, Portsmouth Crown Court was advised.

He was overpowered after a second paramedic leapt out to go to her colleague’s support.

Searle left the primary paramedic with a lower hand, whereas the second had a lump on her head.



Regardless of the efforts of attending paramedics to assist Searle, he turned aggressive and verbally abusive to the purpose that the emergency employees left the tackle and returned to their automobile

Hampshire Police

The 59-year-old, of St David’s Highway, Southsea, Hampshire, was convicted of grievous bodily hurt with intent after he admitted attacking an emergency employee.

He was remanded in custody and can be sentenced on December 16.

The ambulance was referred to as to Glenesha Gardens, Fareham, within the early hours of February 11 2021 after Searle started to endure respiration issues, Hampshire Police mentioned.

“Regardless of the efforts of attending paramedics to assist Searle, he turned aggressive and verbally abusive to the purpose that the emergency employees left the tackle and returned to their automobile,” a pressure spokesman mentioned.

“Shortly after, Searle approached the ambulance armed with a meat cleaver and pulled the motive force out of the automobile while threatening to chop his ear off.

“The ambulance was reversing presently and ended up colliding with a parked automotive.



Because of this incident, the ambulance driver suffered a lower to his hand from the meat cleaver which required stitches, whereas his colleague sustained a lump to her head

Hampshire Police

“The second paramedic, who had been within the passenger seat, then radioed for help and bought out of the ambulance to search out her colleague grappling on the pavement with Searle, earlier than she assisted in restraining him.

“Because of this incident, the ambulance driver suffered a lower to his hand from the meat cleaver which required stitches, whereas his colleague sustained a lump to her head.”

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