Man charged after paramedics assaulted, NSW

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

About 1.45am tomorrow, 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 tomorrow.

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