Man charged with breaking paramedic's jaw in 'brutal' attack

7 April 2020, 18:23 | Updated: 8 April 2020, 00:05

A 21-year-old man has been charged
A 21-year-old man has been charged. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

A 21-year-old man has been charged with a "brutal" attack which left an NHS paramedic with a broken jaw and needing surgery.

Jamie Davies allegedly lashed out at the 40-year-old West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) worker after calling a crew to his home in Coventry on Sunday.

The paramedic - who has worked with WMAS for more than six years - required surgery to insert a metal plate into his fractured jaw.

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Davies is also accused of crashing into an ambulance after trying to drive away from the scene in Winifred Avenue, Earlsdon.

He was arrested on Monday and has now been charged with wounding and one count of dangerous driving.

The force said Davies also faces charges of driving with no licence or insurance, and criminal damage in relation to an incident at a doctor's surgery in Baliol Road, Coventry, on March 31 when a glass door pane was broken.

He was due to appear before magistrates in Coventry on Tuesday.

Police said the paramedic is now out of hospital and recovering at home and he is expected to be away from work for several months.

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