Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Ipswich: Paramedic ‘attacked with claw hammer’

09:02 28 November 2012

Paramedic hurt in alleged attack

Paramedic hurt in alleged attack

Archant

A FEMALE paramedic is recovering today after being allegedly attacked by a woman with a claw hammer while reportedly trying to help a patient.

The 37-year-old paramedic is said to have sustained a cut to her right hand, which she allegedly used to protect herself.

She also sustained injuries to her arm and between the shoulder blades.

The incident is said to have occurred after ambulance staff received an emergency call to go to a property in Roundwood Road in Ipswich at 2.45pm on Monday.

Someone inside the premises was said to have been suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said a single-staffed ambulance arrived outside the property at around 2.52pm.

However, when the paramedic went to help a violent incident is reported to have taken place within the property.

Lucy Sheehan, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said police received a telephone call from member of the public just after 3.10pm reporting that the paramedic had been attacked with a claw hammer.

The paramedic was reported to have sustained a puncture wound to her hand.

The ambulance service said one of its managers arrived shortly after the alleged attack.

Another ambulance also arrived outside the property at 3.14pm. The paramedic’s colleagues took her to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

The person who had been feeling unwell when the original ambulance was called was also taken to the Heath Road hospital.

Police took a 54-year-old woman to the police investigation centre at Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham headquarters.

Mrs Sheehan said the woman was held over Monday night and throughout yesterday after being arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Richard Dunne, from the ambulance service, said the paramedic received treated for a laceration between two of the fingers on her right hand, before being discharged from hospital.

He added: “We wish the paramedic a speedy recovery. She is being supported by her manager.

“Welfare checks and any additional support she needs will be available.

“An investigation officer will be carrying out our own inquiry.

“We take the health and safety of all our staff very seriously.”

n A woman is set to appear in court today, charged with GBH with intent.

Patricia Gosling, of Roundwood Road, Ipswich will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The 54-year-old was remanded in custody yesterday in connection with an alleged incident which happened on November 26 in which a 37-year-old paramedic sustained puncture wounds to her hands.

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Honey Rose arriving at Ipswich Crown Court during her trial

An eye expert who missed serious abnormalities in the eyes of an “active and football loving” Ipswich schoolboy who later died has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Terminally ill Skye Biggs, pictured with her mother Lana Heath and brother together with Felixstowe Mayor and consort Jan and Jon Garfield and Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service and Felixstowe Rugby club, who teamed up to do a charity boat pull at The Prom, Felixstowe  to help raise cash to send Skye and her family to Peppa Pig World. 
Picture: Stephen Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Family of a five-year-old terminally-ill little girl had a simple message for the public today – thank you for making her dream come true!

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Binge-drinker's night out ban

A binge-drinking plasterer has been banned from going out on Fridays and Saturdays after assaulting a police officer while being drunk and disorderly.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A Felixstowe bricklayer told magistrates he was ashamed after swearing at police while drunk and telling them taking him to court would be a waste of time.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24