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Teen admits attacking paramedic

Colleagues of the injured paramedic protesting outside Preston Crown Court at a previous hearing

Colleagues of the injured paramedic protesting outside Preston Crown Court at a previous hearing

 

A teenager has admitted assaulting a paramedic with a baseball bat as he answered a 999 call in Leyland.

Lewis Westwood, 19, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and damaging property after the incident in Hillbrook Road last year.

Paramedics attended the address where a woman was having a panic attack.

But as the paramedic returned to the ambulance to get equipment he was attacked by Westwood.

The 26-year-old was left with a fractured skull and received treatment at Royal Preston Hospital.

During a brief hearing at Preston Crown Court on Friday, Westwood, of Hillbrook Road, Leyland, spoke only to confirm his name and to enter his pleas.

Judge Heather Lloyd adjourned the case for sentence and asked for an update of the paramedic’s medical prognosis before the sentencing hearing on February 10.

 
 
 

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