Man arrested for assaulting paramedic at Burleigh Heads

UPDATE @ 19 DECEMBER 12:33PM:

A man who allegedly punched a paramedic in the stomach at Burleigh Waters overnight has been granted bail.

Jason Coates, 27, faced Southport Magistrates Court this morning charged with serious assault.


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The court heard Coates had been drinking at a Christmas party and became aggressive with paramedics when they attended a Burleigh Waters address in the early hours of Monday morning.

EARLIER @ 19 DECEMBER 06:12AM:

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic in Burleigh Heads overnight.

Just after midnight paramedics responded to reports of an injured man on West Burleigh Road and began assessing his injuries.

The man then allegedly struck one of the paramedics in the chest.

A 27-year-old Burleigh Waters man has been charged with the serious assault of a person performing lawful duty.

He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

It comes as four other people were charged over the weekend following a string of attacks against at least three paramedics and seven police officers.

Police were called to a disturbance in Ipswich yesterday afternoon and were restraining a 28-year-old woman, when she allegedly kicked three officers and spat blood in the face of another.

Hours later, north of Cairns, two paramedics who came to help a man who was believed to be unconscious when he allegedly turned and spat directly into each paramedics’ face.

And three officers were allegedly assaulted by two men at a home north of Brisbane, after the occupants of the home began throwing objects at them.

All four people have been charged.

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