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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A Man has today been jailed for eight years after attacking a trainee paramedic with a baseball bat while he was responding to a 999 call.

Lewis Westwood aged 19 of Hillbrook Road, Layland was today sentenced to a custodial sentence at Preston Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to one count of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and one count of Criminal Damage.

Westwood attacked a 26-Year-Old trainee Paramedic by smashing him over the head with a baseball bat, The Paramedic suffered a fractured skull on the 13th October 2013.

Four months on he is still suffering problems with his hearing as a direct result of the attack.

Westwood further caused damage the window of a house during the incident.

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