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Drunk held paramedic hostage with knife in Wisbech

Drunk held paramedic hostage with knife in Wisbech

Published by Chris Craddock
4:09pm 19th June 2019. (Updated at 4:24pm 19th June 2019)

A drunk man in Wisbech held a paramedic hostage with a knife.

Kieran Logan had called emergency services saying he was dying from a heart attack on 16th April.

The newly qualified paramedic was first on the scene at Oakdale Place when Logan made inappropriate comments to her.

Where the incident happened

The victim then activated her emergency alarm before Logan pulled out the knife.

The 50-year-old then sat in front of the door to stop anyone getting inside.

But the paramedic managed to convince him to put down the weapon and continued talking to him until police arrived.

fenland police patrol in wisbech
Fenland Police said the paramedic was left shaken by the incident

When officers gave Logan a breathe test he gave a reading of 113 which is over three times the drink drive limit.

Today (19th June) he was jailed for 3 years and four months having previously pleaded guilty to false imprisonment.

DC Ahmed Ishaq:

"This was a terrifying experience for the paramedic who was left severely shaken by what happened.

"She responded to this call to help Logan in the genuine belief he was seriously ill - he repaid this by subjecting her to an awful ordeal.

"Paramedics work incredibly hard to save lives, often in difficult circumstances. Assaulting or threatening emergency workers in totally unacceptable and we will do all we can to bring perpetrators before the courts."

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said:

"During 2017-18 there were more than 1,000 incidents reported by ambulance staff, including 252 incidents of physical abuse and intimidation and eight incidents where weapons were used.

"We relaunched our Don't Choose to Abuse campaign earlier this year, reminding people that assaulting ambulance staff can result in a prison sentence of up to 12 months.

"Ambulance staff save lives and work tirelessly every day to help people. Violence or aggression, whether in person or over the phone, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"We continue to support all of those who are affected by assaults and will always support and advocate for the prosecution of those who do so."

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