Medics spat at as they worked
A WEST Cross woman assaulted two paramedics as they tried to treat her as she lay passed out in the road.
Amy Taylor, 23, hurled abuse at paramedics Paul Ellis and Darren Griffiths before spitting at them both.
Swansea magistrates were told Taylor was found at 1.25am on August 27 lying in Bond Street, Swansea, by a passer-by. The passer-by called an ambulance and when the paramedics arrived they found Taylor was unconscious and not responding.
They put her on a trolley and moved her into the ambulance. As Mr Ellis began to put a needle into her, Taylor came round and started to "shout and scream abuse," prosecutor Lisa Jones told magistrates. Both men tried to explain to Taylor, who admitted two charges of common assault, that they were trying to help her and she needed medical treatment, Mrs Jones said.
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"After some considerable amount of time trying to explain this to Taylor, things got so bad they called for the police," she said.
Two officers, PC Sweeny and PC Rees arrived and had to restrain Taylor, of Glen Road, on the way to Morriston Hospital.
As they arrived at the A&E department, Taylor spat at Mr Ellis before she was arrested.
She then shouted: "**** off, they're ugly *****".
Both paramedics made statements saying they were shocked by the incident and it left them feeling "dirty".
In her police interview, she told officers she had no recollection of what happened as she had drunk alcohol and taken Valium and heroin.
She said she could only remember being in a pub with her mother earlier in the day and said she was embarrassed by her actions against the paramedics. The case was adjourned until Thursday for Taylor to be sentenced.