A 62-YEAR-old man was jailed for 12 months after he admitted assaulting two paramedics who had responded to a call by him.

William Griffiths, of Nant y Coed, Holywell, also pleaded guilty to breaching a criminal behaviour order.

District judge Gwyn Jones said at Llandudno Court that Griffiths had been drinking and appeared to be going in and out of consciousness. But while the paramedics showed him complete compassion, Griffiths treated them “with contempt.”

Judge Jones told the defendant :”You made extremely offensive comments to paramedic Hannah White.”

The judge said: “Only immediate custody is justified.”

Prosecutor James Neary said the ambulance crew were called to Holywell town centre late on Sunday night. Griffiths seemed confused and aggressive.

At Ysbyty Glan Clwyd he had punched paramedic Paul Jones in the chest and hurled an empty cardboard urine bottle at his colleague.

“Fortunately neither of them received any injury,” Mr Neary said.

The prosecutor said about Griffiths: ”He gets very drunk in public places, people go to assist the defendant and his response is to assault them or behave inappropriately.”

Sarah Yates, defending, said Griffiths had drowned his sorrows after a dispute. He was extremely apologetic, she said.