Man in court over assault of ambulance officer at Carrington

A man is due in court today charged over the alleged assault of an ambulance officer near Newcastle yesterday.

Shortly after 12.40pm (Saturday 15 November 2014), police were called to Young Street in Carrington after an intoxicated man had allegedly assaulted a male ambulance officer.

Police from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended the scene and arrested a 38-year-old man.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital to be checked before being released into police custody and was taken to Newcastle Police Station about 5pm.

The man, who is from Carrington, was charged with assaulting an ambulance officer, assaulting a police officer, offensive language and obstruct police in the execution of their duty.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court later today (Sunday 16 November 2014).

The male ambulance officer was treated by other ambulance paramedics at the scene.

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