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Walsall Manor 'hands in pockets' paramedic sentenced

A paramedic who stood by and watched a man have a fatal heart attack without helping him has been given a suspended jail term.

Matthew Geary, 36, was captured on CCTV failing to examine Carl Cope after he collapsed in front of Walsall's Manor Hospital in June 2012.

Geary, from Manor Avenue, in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, had taken Mr Cope to hospital with chest pains, but told a security guard to help the dying man rather than do so himself.

As BBC Midlands Today's Michele Paduano reports, Geary was told by a judge he was "callous" and had failed in his duty.

  • 11 Feb 2015
  • From the section England