Wheelchair user threatened paramedic with 12in knife
A DRUNK wheelchair user threatened an ambulance paramedic with a knife.
The crew 64-year-old Christopher Chaundy called to his home in Trelander Vean, Truro, found him in his wheelchair with an empty brandy bottle beside him, CPS prosecutor Elaine Hobson told Truro Crown Court.
He was belligerent when advised to go to hospital and pulled a 12in knife from beneath a cushion, raised his arm and slashed it toward Robert Pascoe, who was forced to move back quickly to avoid being injured.
Chaundy pleaded guilty to attempted assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He denied having attempted to wound Mr Pascoe and this plea was accepted by Ms Hobson, who revealed he had been repeatedly in trouble when younger.
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Defending, Mark Charnley said Chaundy had been angry as a result of the medication and alcohol he had consumed. Judge Christopher Harvey Clark, QC, warned Chaundy to curb his temper: "You need to realise that when you drink to excess you become irrational," he said.
Chaundy was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with six months' supervision. He must also attend eight sessions of an alcohol-specified activity.