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Unconscious man kicks paramedic because he didn’t want to receive medical attention

By Mason White 2:04 PM July 6, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after kicking a paramedic while being treated, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 59-year-old Aston Hamilton of Lozells, has been sentenced to serve 12 weeks in jail after being found guilty of assault by beating.

Hamilton was also ordered to pay 150 pounds ($233) compensation, 350 pounds ($544) court costs and 80 pounds ($124) victims surcharge.

The jail sentenced was suspended for 12 months.

According to the police investigation, paramedics were called to Hope Street, following a report of an unconscious male in the street.

When the medical team arrived at the location, they found Hamilton laying in the street and they began to administer first-aid.

While treating him, they discovered that he was breathing normally and was not in any danger. They concluded that he was deliberately choosing not to engage with the paramedics.

In order to test his consciousness level, paramedics conducted a pain test by squeezing his finger. This resulted in the defendant shouting at the paramedics and kicking them.

One kick made contact with the paramedic’s shoulder. The police were notified of the assault and Hamilton was arrested at the scene.