Teenager punched paramedic

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Teenager punched paramedic thumbnailJordan McLester pictured yesterday leaving Coleraine Courthouse. Photo: Mark Jamieson. CC44-145s

A DRINK and drug-fuelled teenager, who punched a paramedic trying to save his life, has received a three-month custodial sentence.
North Antrim Magistrates, sitting in Coleraine, yesterday (Monday, October 30), heard how Jordan McLester had lashed out in the early hours of August 25 this year.
Violence flared after the ambulance worker, who suffered head and rib injuries as well as bruising, came to18-year-old McLester's aid at Mount Street, Coleraine.
McLester, who had downed a bottle of Sambuca and 12 tablets, was unconscious when he was put in the back of the ambulance.
However, while being treated on his way to the Causeway Hospital, McLester, from Mount Street Mews, regained consciousness and struck out, punching the paramedic's head.
McLester removed the straps securing him to a stretcher. While the ambulanceman tried to restrain him he shouted abuse and spat during a struggle on the floor of the vehicle.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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