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Telford man loses appeal over paramedic assault sentence

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A Telford man who assaulted a paramedic and a custody officer at a police station has lost his appeal against a jail sentence.

A Telford man who assaulted a paramedic and a custody officer at a police station has lost his appeal against a jail sentence.

Andrew Bradley, 39, was given a total of five months in prison when he appeared at Telford Magistrates Court in February.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday Bradley's appeal was turned down by Judge Peter Barrie who said the magistrates had been "right and fair" to impose the jail sentence.

He said the assaults were when Bradley was drunk and they were extremely unpleasant assaults and aggravated by the positions held by the victims.

The court heard that Bradley, of Bishopsdale, Brookside, had been given a suspended sentence in October last year for an assault on a custody officer at Telford police station.

In February magistrates jailed Bradley for three months for an attack on ambulance paramedic Richard Moore who had been called out by the defendant's heavily pregnant wife.

And the magistrates imposed two months of the suspended sentence to run consecutively making a total of five months in prison.

Miss Ann Matthews, for Bradley, said at the time of the offences Bradley was drinking to excess and apologised for his behaviour to the ambulance crew and urged the court to suspend the sentence.

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