A man has been jailed for a year after sexually assaulting a woman paramedic who was trying to treat him in an ambulance.
Jan Golesz, 52, of Hillington Square, Lynn, denied a charge of sexual assault but was found guilty and jailed for 12 months at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday last week.
Duty operations manager Carl Smith said the paramedic was left shaken by the incident, which happened in Lynn in November last year.
And he hopes the case sends a warning to the public that such behaviour is unacceptable.
He said: “We need to send a clear message that physical, verbal or sexual assault against ambulance staff will not be tolerated.
“I am pleased he received a prison sentence as this shows that the court and ambulance service takes this seriously.
“This was a really good result and shows that we don’t accept this kind of behaviour.”
The incident happened on November 30 after the paramedic had been called to a Lynn pub where a man had been taken ill.
Golesz then assaulted the woman as the ambulance made its way to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Mr Smith said: “I would like to praise her courage. For her to come forward and give a statement and then go through court takes courage, which the trust respects.
“It shows others that they can come forward, be supported and get justice.”