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Man sentenced after assaulting paramedics and rail staff - Hampshire

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A man has been sentenced to six months in prison after assaulting paramedics and rail staff and racially abusing a doctor in Hampshire.

Maxim Kramer, aged 25, of no fixed abode, was found guilty in his absence at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 18 January and sentenced at the same court on 8 May.

On 29 October 2016, Kramer was removed from a train when it arrived at Brockenhurst station as he was in First Class without a ticket.

He was with his friend, who fell and cut his head so an ambulance was called.

When the paramedics arrived, Kramer tried to prevent them from treating his friend and a struggle ensured, during which Kramer assaulted one of the paramedics. The other paramedic was also assaulted by Kramer who grabbed him by the neck.  A member of rail staff became involved in the altercation and Kramer flicked blood at his face from an existing cut he had on his arm.

Both paramedics were taken to hospital and sustained bruising and redness.

Kramer and his friend were also taken to hospital and while at Southampton Hospital, Kramer racially abused a doctor and committed criminal damage to hospital property.

Kramer was arrested and charged and failed to surrender to bail for his court hearing at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court in January. He attended court for his sentencing on 18 January and was sentenced to six months in prison.

.He was given six months for the assault against one of the paramedics, three months for the assault against the doctor, three months for assaulting the other paramedic and five months in prison for assaulting the rail staff whom he flicked blood at.

He was also given one month in prison for criminal damage, all to be served concurrently.

Investigating officer, Det Con Trevor Wilson, said: “Kramer’s behavior was inexcusable. He assaulted paramedics, rail staff and a doctor, all upstanding members of the community who were trying to do their jobs and help Kramer’s injured friend. He denied the offences and failed to turn up for his court appearance, demonstrating the continued lack of care for his victims.  

“I am pleased that he has received a prison sentence and I hope he is ashamed of himself for his disgusting behaviour.”

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