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Paramedic assault accused to face court

AAP logoAAP 28/09/2016

A French tourist will face court charged with assaulting a female paramedic outside a north Queensland backpackers.

The 21-year-old is accused of punching the paramedic in the face and dragging her out the side of the ambulance.

Police allege the attack happened when the woman and another paramedic were attempting to treat the man after being called to the Cairns hostel early on Wednesday morning.

She suffered facial injuries.

The man has been charged with serious assault of a public officer and is expected to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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