Lewis Westwood appears at Ormskirk Magistrates over Trainee paramedic assault

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Lewis Westwood, 19, of Hillbrook Road, Leyland has been charged with section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent, affray, two counts of criminal damage and breaching bail conditions.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Ormskirk Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 15 October).


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Trainee paramedic assaulted in Leyland 

DETECTIVES in Leyland have launched an investigation after a trainee paramedic was assaulted whilst responding to a 999 call in Leyland.

Police were called to Hillbrook Road around 11.30pm last night (Sunday 13 October) following a report a paramedic had been hit over the head with a baseball bat.

The 26 year old trainee was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he has been treated for a fractured skull.

Chief Inspector Ian Whitehead said: “This was a very serious assault on a paramedic who was simply trying to do his job. People in this position, public servants trying to help others, should never be subjected to this type of behaviour; they should not be in fear of doing their job.

“An investigation is now underway and we are doing all we can to find the person responsible. If anybody has any information which they think can assist our inquiry then I would urge them to contact police.”

The Ambulance Service had been responding to a 999 call when the trainee paramedic was subjected to the assault.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by the ambulance he had arrived at the address in.

North West Ambulance Service’s Director of Operations, Derek Cartwright, said: “I am absolutely appalled at this violent attack which has left a member of staff in hospital with a serious head injury.

“Violence against ambulance crews will not be tolerated and we will be working closely with the police to ensure that the person responsible is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

A 19 year old man from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault occasioning actual bodily harm and is currently in police custody.

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.



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