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Man is held by police after attack on ambulance crew

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/04/2015

A man has been arrested for drugs and assault offences after two members of an ambulance crew were attacked.

The incident happened at approximately 6.50am yesterday in the Knockleigh Drive area of Greenisland.

Sergeant Matthew Cullen said: "The man had previously assaulted a woman, aged in her 30s, and went on to assault two members of the ambulance crew.

"He also caused damage to the ambulance, including smashing a windscreen and damaging a defibrillator.

"The man is currently in custody assisting police with their inquiries."

It is understood that police were still trying to establish the man's personal details last night, and no other details about the suspect were available.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class C controlled drug, two counts of criminal damage and three counts of common assault, the PSNI said.

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