Irwin outraged at Newry paramedic assault
Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin has condemned an incident in a bar in Newry when a firework was thrown at paramedics treating a man with a leg injury.
The paramedics sustained slight hearing distortion and burns to clothing and despite the attack were able to continue treating the casualty.
Irwin stated, “This is a ridiculous act and thankfully the paramedics were not seriously injured.
“Indeed their professionalism deserves special credit as they continued to treat the casualty despite being subject to a very dangerous and threatening situation.”
Meanwhile, the PSNI in Newry have revealed that a 20 year old man has been charged with 2 counts of common assault, 2 counts of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon and disorderly behaviour in relation to the incident.
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