Teens deny assaults on paramedics

By Paul McInerney
Updated November 5 2012 - 11:05am, first published August 26 2009 - 1:28am
Max Goodchild and Stacey Baldo (below) pleaded not guilty to assault charges in Port Kembla Local Court yesterday.
Teens deny assaults on paramedics

Two teenagers accused of assaulting ambulance paramedics earlier this month entered pleas of not guilty when they appeared in Port Kembla Local Court yesterday.Max Goodchild, 18, of Pleasant St, Warilla, faces charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to paramedic Geordie King and three counts of common assault against Mr King and fellow paramedics Anthony White and Anthony Ryan.His co-accused, 18-year-old Stacey Baldo, of Sturdee St, Towradgi, is charged with assaulting Mr King and Mr White and one charge of resisting police.Two other charges against Baldo of resisting and hindering police were withdrawn.The assaults on the paramedics are alleged to have occurred between about 2.30am and 2.40am at Primbee on August 2.Police will allege two paramedics were attempting to treat a patient at the scene when they were confronted by a group of people.A second ambulance unit arrived shortly after to assist when one of them, Mr King, was assaulted and had the shirt torn from his back.Mr King suffered torn ligaments in his neck, a bruised hip and cuts to his head.All four paramedics were treated at hospital for cuts and bruises.Magistrate Les Mabbutt adjourned the matter to Wollongong Local Court on October 6, for mention.He granted continuing conditional bail for both accused.

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