Woman charged after assault on ambulance officer

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting a NSW Ambulance Paramedic who was taking her to hospital  last night. 

Just after 10.30pm (Wednesday 17 February 2016), a NSW Ambulance Paramedic crew responded to a call for assistance at Bateau Bay. 

The two paramedics spoke with a 42-year-old woman and began assessing her whilst they drove to hospital. 

It’s alleged that during the journey, when the vehicle was travelling along Tumbi Road, Tumbi Umbi, the woman became aggressive, and the ambulance was pulled over to the side of the road. 

When one of the paramedics opened the sliding door of the vehicle, the woman allegedly lunged at him and punched him in the face. 

She was then restrained until the arrival of police a short time later. 

The woman, who did not require medical treatment, was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station. 

She was charged with obstruct or hinder ambulance officer by act of violence and has been conditionally bailed to appear in Wyong Local Court on Monday 9 March 2016. 

The injured paramedic did not seek medical treatment.

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