11 January 2023

Woman charged for allegedly assaulting a paramedic in Cootamundra

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A 22-year-old was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station after she allegedly assaulted a frontline healthcare worker in Cootamundra. Photo: File.

A woman has been charged over the alleged assault of a frontline healthcare worker in Cootamundra.

A 22-year-old woman attended Cootamundra Hospital for treatment to her arm about 5:30 pm on Monday (9 January).

Police allege the woman became aggressive towards staff, before she broke the after-hours phone at the entrance to the emergency department.

Officers from Riverina Police District were called to assist and took the woman to another health service for assessment.

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The woman allegedly became physically aggressive towards a police officer and a NSW Ambulance paramedic while being escorted in the ambulance and kicked the male paramedic.

The paramedic did not require treatment.

After being assessed, the woman was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where she was charged with destroy or damage property, and assault frontline health worker – no actual bodily harm.

The woman was refused bail to appear in Tumut Local Court yesterday (10 January).

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