Walkden drunk avoids jail for attacking paramedics who were trying to help him

Manchester City Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

Manchester City Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

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A WALKDEN man who had no recollection of attacking three paramedics avoided prison when he appeared for sentence at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Neil Pointon, aged 41, was found collapsed in the lounge of his home after drinking a “copious” amount of red wine at a neighbour’s pre-Christmas party.

When the medical team tried to help him he kicked and punched them, said prosecutor Dominic Geelan.

Pointon, of Everard Close, Walkden, admitted three charges of common assault and was ordered to pay compensation of £100 to each paramedic.

He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £85 costs.

Asim Ali, defending, said Pointon had no recollection of what he had done.

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