Flintshire paramedic was punched by injured woman


Staff reporter

A WOMAN punched a paramedic after drinking a bottle of wine, a court was told.

Joanne Davies, 41, admitted assaulting Paul Pierce at her home on Sixth Avenue, Flint, on March 15.

An ambulance had been called to the house because she was in agony after jarring her hip, which she had fractured two months earlier, Mold Magistrates' Court was told.

Huw Evans, prosecuting said Davies was aggressive and abusive towards two paramedics who tried to help her and punched Mr Pierce on his face.

“She was taken in to the ambulance and was heard to say ‘If the nurses touch my leg I will punch them’.”

Fiona Larkin, defending, said Davies had broken her hip while out sledging with her children in January and was still receiving medical treatment.

She said: “That evening, she had put her children to bed. They were in bunk beds and she stood on a chair to kiss one of them good night. When she stepped on to the floor she jarred her hip and drank the wine because she thought it might help with the pain.

“She has no recollection of hitting Mr Pierce but accepts she must have.

“She was in agony at the time and is very ashamed of her behaviour.”

Magistrates ordered a pre-sentence report and Davies will appear at Mold Magistrates' Court again on May 13.

They warned her that all sentencing options would be kept open, including custody and that a very dim view was taken of assaults on medical staff.

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