Police charge man after paramedics assaulted and ambulance damaged at Lake Macquarie

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting paramedics and damaging an ambulance vehicle in the Lake Macquarie area.

About 9.00pm on Thursday 25 February 2021, paramedics responded to a home on Edward Street, Cardiff, to assist a man who had reportedly injured his shoulder.

While treating the man, he allegedly became aggressive, verbally abused them.

When the paramedics went to leave, the man allegedly pushed one of them in the chest.

The paramedics returned to the ambulance vehicle, the man is alleged to have lashed out as they drove off, damaging a door.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were alerted and arrested the 25-year-old man a short time later.

He was taken to Toronto Police Station, where he was charged with common assault and malicious damage.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Toronto Local Court on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

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