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Drunk footballer hit paramedics

Adam Hammill Credit: Press Association

Huddersfield Town star Adam Hammill has escaped jail for a "despicable" drunken assault on two women paramedics. Hammill, 24, who is on loan to Huddersfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months at Liverpool Magistrates Court.

Hammill was arrested outside a bar in Liverpool. Paramedics were called after the former Liverpool FC youth player collapsed inside Moniques nightclub and was carried outside by security staff where ambulance staff Sky Armstrong and Tracy Northey came to his assistance.

But when they attempted to put him in a wheelchair, he became aggressive, lashing out with his hands and spitting blood. Hammill, who pleaded guilty to two counts of assault at an earlier hearing, also used foul language towards the women who called police to the scene, the court heard.

Hammill was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay £350 compensation to both his victims and pay £80 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

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