A man who attacked an ambulance crew with a pick axe handle has been sentenced for assault and possession of an offensive weapon.
Stuart Noakes, 58, from Chesterfield, lashed out at a male and female member of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust when they responded to his 999 call.
The cremates asked Noakes to turn down the volume on his television so they could talk to him and provide treatment for a reported leg injury.
Instead of responding to the request he became verbally abusive and then tried to hit the male paramedic over the head with the pick axe handle.
He chased both crew members from his property wielding the weapon and struck a blow to the male paramedic's groin.
Noakes pleaded guilty to assault, possessing an offensive weapon and breaching Section Four of the Public Order Act at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court.
He has been handed a suspended sentence of six-month's imprisonment for possession of the weapon. For each of the offences of assault and threatening behaviour he was committed to prison for four months, running concurrently.
He was also given a nine-month drug treatment order and a 12 month supervision order.
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