Neasden man jailed for attacking paramedics in Wembley

A man from Neasden who attacked two paramedics as they attended to an ill person in Wembley has been sent to jail.

James Macky, of Quainton Street, spat and swore at the crew before assaulting them and wedging himself underneath the ambulance on Harrow Road.

He was arrested nearby by police officers called to the scene on January 16 this year.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to five charges of assault and criminal damage and was sentenced to 28 weeks in prison at Hendon Magistrates Court.

In an unfortunate coincidence Catherine Maynard, one of Macky’s victims, was assaulted again the following day on a call near Cromwell Hospital in Kensington.

She said: “I’d only been assaulted once in five years and then I’m assaulted twice in one weekend. It’s frustrating that we are sympathetic to so many people, and then we’re treated like this.”

Jason Killens, director of operations at London Ambulance Service, said: “Attacking my ambulance crews as they go about saving lives in the capital will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

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“Medics are already under a great deal of pressure. It is completely unacceptable that they should also face the risk of assault when they go to assist members of the public.”