NSW Ambulance paramedics have allegedly been assaulted while responding to a call at North Narrabeen.
Just after 11.45pm last night (Tuesday, 11 January) NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of an unconscious teenage male lying on the ground behind a bus shelter at Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen.
Observed on the ground by members of the public who were concerned for the teen’s welfare, emergency services responded to Pittwater Road and he was assisted into the back of an ambulance by police officers and paramedics.
At this point, police officers attached to the Northern Beaches Police Area Command allege the 16-year-old youth became verbally and physically aggressive, assaulting the two male paramedics who were attempting to treat him.
The Wheeler Heights teen was arrested by police, taken to Manly Police Station and charged with two counts of common assault, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty and breach of bail. He was refused bail and will appear at a Children’s Court today (Wednesday, 12 January).
It is understood the two paramedics were not seriously injured in the assault and did not require further treatment at hospital.
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