Irwin outraged at Newry paramedic assault

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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.

DUP MLA William Irwin

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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