Man accused of pushing paramedic, causing him to fall and break wrist

A KILLORGLIN man accused of pushing a paramedic as he was treating a patient, causing the emergency services worker to fall and break his wrist, has appeared before the district court on a charge of assault causing harm.

Paidi Cronin (aged 39) of 42 Iveragh Park, Killorglin, appeared before last Thursday's sitting of Killorglin District Court where Inspector Aileen Magner provided a preliminary background to the case for the judge to decide on jurisdiction.

Inspector Magner said that ambulance personnel, including Patrick O'Shea, were called to Market Street, Killorglin, on June 3 last, as a male had required medical attention.

The court heard that Mr Cronin, who was related to the person receiving treatment, tried to interfere with the ambulance personnel and despite being told to "get back", pushed Mr O'Shea causing him to fall.

The impact of the fall resulted in a severe break to the Mr O'Shea's wrist following which he needed an operation to insert pins.

Details of arrest, charge and caution were read out to the court, including the fact the Mr Cronin had responded "No' to the charge of assault.

Judge James O'Connor accepted jurisdiction stating that it was a push that turned out to be very bad but it was not the height of blackguarding.

The defendant was granted bail on a bond of €1,000 to appear in Killorglin Court again on July 17 where the case is down for mention only.


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