A PATIENT assaulted two paramedics who were trying to help them.
The attack was one of a number of crimes in the Long Streets area of Hendon, Sunderland.
A total of 26 crimes were reported to police over five weeks up to the ends of November.
Four of these were thefts of lead flashing from four houses in Percy Terrace, which were all targeted on the same night. Two further assaults took place when neighbours living in the area fell out.
Three possession of drugs offences were recorded after cops stopped and searched people.
An officer was left with a broken finger after a suspect tried to make off.
They were arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.
There were also a number of burglaries in St Leonard Street. Police also took calls about eight incidents of anti-social behaviour, which includes complaints about fireworks being set off, someone knocking on doors, and receiving unwanted text messages.
People living in the Long Streets area can meet beat bobbies at the next Police and Communities Together meeting, on Monday, February 3, from 6.30pm, at the Salvation Army citadel in Cairo Street.