Police have charged a man after an Ambulance Paramedic was assaulted in Newcastle overnight.
Paramedics transported a 48-year-old man from Maryville to the Mater Hospital at Waratah around 9.00pm Monday night when he became violent and attempted to get off the trolley that he was lying on.
A 41-year-old male Ambulance Paramedic attempted to steady the trolley when it came unstable and was punched in the face twice by the man.
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Police from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and arrested the 48-year-old man who was conveyed to Waratah Police Station.
He was subsequently charged with assault and granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on 21 January 2016.