Grieving grandson abuses paramedics

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A GRIEVING man – who lay down drunk in a cold, wet field – was abusive to emergency service personnel when they went to his aid.

Zak Hurst (19) first became violent towards an ambulance service crew in the field beside Gas House Lane, Sutton Bridge.

Spalding magistrates heard that the ambulance service alerted police and Pc Robert Exler went to the scene and saw the ambulance crew walking away from Hurst, who was shouting, swearing and swinging his fists in the air.

Miss Ritson said Hurst was saying he would “have them” and then turned his attention to Pc Exler, swearing at him and shouting “I will have you too”.

Hurst swung a clenched fist at Pc Exler, which connected with his leg, but the officer then used CS spray to subdue Hurst so he could be handcuffed.

Hurst, of Royal Close, Sutton Bridge, was fined £100 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £15 victim surcharge when he pleaded guilty to a public order offence arising from the incident on January 10.

Hurst represented himself at Thursday’s hearing and told the court he was drunk on that day because he was still upset about losing his nan, who died on December 17.

When passing sentence, presiding magistrate Madge Marshall-Brown said: “Your gran would not have been very proud of you on that day, would she?”

Mrs Marshall-Brown said the ambulance service and police had gone to the field to help him.

She continued: “Funnily enough, people do care about each other and the way you rewarded them was to act like a fool.”