Hospital worker Aisling Smith assaulted paramedic in Londonderry

Londonderry courthouse
Image caption Londonderry Magistrates Court heard that Smith apologised profusely for her behaviour

A hospital worker who assaulted a paramedic in Londonderry has been given a two month suspended jail sentence.

Aisling Smith, 24, from Crosserlough in County Cavan, pleaded guilty to slapping the paramedic in the face as he tried to treat her for a suspected head injury on 10 January.

Smith had been brought to Strand Road police station after being found lying drunk on a street.

The judge ordered her to pay £200 compensation to the paramedic.

Police summoned an ambulance crew to the station after Smith climbed onto a desk and fell off.

She was being taken to Altnagelvin Hospital when she verbally abused the paramedic.

Smith was employed as a multi-task attendant at Cavan general hospital.