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Paramedic stood with hands in pockets and did nothing as man lay dying by hospital A&E doors

That poor helpless man who may have been saved. What is our world coming to with such heartless people, Joanna

A paramedic who was filmed standing with his hands in his pockets as a man lay dying of a heart attack in front of him outside an NHS hospital has avoided a jail sentence. Matthew Geary was given a suspended eight-month prison term and ordered to serve 240 hours of community service after a court heard that he failed to provide any help to Carl Cope – who he wrongly believed was drunk – despite seeing him stumble and fall to the ground. Judge John Warner condemned the paramedic’s actions as “callous and uncaring” and wholly at odds with his job.

CCTV footage played to Wolverhampton Crown Court showed Mr Cope, from Bloxwich, fall in the road outside of the Walsall Manor Hospital accident and emergency department.

Click on the link to read and see the shocking video footage


Carl Cope who died from a heart attack


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