A MAN who threw a bottle and cans at an ambulance while paramedics treated his brother inside has been told he could face jail.

Luke Burgess, 24, pleaded guilty to criminal damage during a hearing at Chester Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday, February 28).

His case was adjourned while the Probation Service compiles a pre-sentence report but he was told all sentencing options will be open, including immediate custody.

Alan Currums, prosecuting, said paramedics had been called to the defendant’s family home on Parklands, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, at around 12.30am on February 11.

“They were dealing with a situation involving the defendant’s brother, Jamie, and were dealing with him in the back of the ambulance,” he said.

“The defendant became abusive, telling his brother to get out of the ambulance. He was not aggressive to staff but he came out of the address and started throwing things at the ambulance.”

Paramedics heard shouting outside and then heard “thuds and bangs” as bottles and cans struck the side of the vehicle, smashing a side window.

The police were called and officers arrested Burgess, who was said to be drunk at the time.

It emerged the defendant has several previous convictions, including one for assault in 2015.

Scott McCrimmon, defending, told the court his client had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and had not been in trouble for several years.

“It was a rather bizarre incident,” he said. “There’s no suggestion that he’s aggressive to the paramedics who attended the scene. But what will concern the bench is that it was an ambulance that was damaged, providing a public service.”

Burgess currently works for Vauxhall and was “very remorseful for his actions”, Mr McCrimmon added.

He was released on unconditional bail until the sentencing hearing but was told there was “every likelihood of custody”.