Woman attacked medics trying to save boyfriend

Daily Echo: Woman attacked medics trying to save boyfriend Woman attacked medics trying to save boyfriend

PARAMEDICS battling to save the life of a Southampton man were forced to barricade themselves in a room when they were attacked by his girlfriend, an inquest heard.

Southampton coroner Keith Wiseman labelled the actions of Kerry Dowling and others who were fighting in the home of James Haines as “absolutely disgraceful”.

Worried ambulance staff had to urgently call for police help after coming under attack at the house in Sedburgh Road, Millbrook , on January 28.

Concerned neighbours had phoned 999 when 49-year-old Mr Haines fell ill during a poker evening with friends.

The court heard regular drink and drug-fuelled card games were a virtually nightly part of his “unusual lifestyle”.

But when ambulance workers attended to help treat Mr Haines, who family members described as a “heavy drinker”, they were soon attacked by his girlfriend, who was described as being “extremely volatile” and “up and down” on the night.

Police officers had to keep her outside as medics tried to keep Mr Haines alive.

He was eventually taken to Southampton General Hospital , but died shortly after midnight.

Post-mortem results showed he did not have high levels of alcohol or any drugs in his system, and had actually been killed by a heart condition.

Recording a verdict of death from natural causes, Mr Wiseman said he was horrified by the way paramedics had been treated.

He said: “Certain aspects of this case are quite extraordinary.

“When the emergency services were called they were pretty much assaulted by this young lady who was a recent girlfriend, and there appeared to be a significant number of others of those present who were fighting.

“There’s no indication of what they were fighting about, or why on earth they were seeking to impede the ambulance staff from treating Mr Haines.

“I would be doing (the paramedics) a disservice if I didn’t say that the behaviour they were faced with was quite disgraceful, and I’m very sorry at what they had to put up with in simply going about their duty in trying to save this man’s life.

“Everyone involved in this case assumed that alcohol would have been involved in what occurred, but toxicology showed that was not the case and he died in the end at the age of 49 of a heart condition.”

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12:02pm Thu 9 Aug 12

rich the stitch says...

aahhh, good old Millbrook.
aahhh, good old Millbrook. rich the stitch

12:06pm Thu 9 Aug 12

bemused26 says...

There are certainly some numpties about. I hope she feels guilty and thoroughly ashamed of her behaviour.
There are certainly some numpties about. I hope she feels guilty and thoroughly ashamed of her behaviour. bemused26

12:21pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Here, There says...

rich the stitch wrote:
aahhh, good old Millbrook.
You could replace the word Millbrook in your sentance with any number of areas in Southampton let alone Nationwide...its not the area its the culture of zero respect which is the problem.
[quote][p][bold]rich the stitch[/bold] wrote: aahhh, good old Millbrook.[/p][/quote]You could replace the word Millbrook in your sentance with any number of areas in Southampton let alone Nationwide...its not the area its the culture of zero respect which is the problem. Here, There

12:49pm Thu 9 Aug 12

rich the stitch says...

Whilst I agree the culture of zero repect is the problem certain areas, for whatever reason, are a breeding ground for lazy, benefit grabbing scum bags. Millbrook is one of them. So, IMO, you are more likely to be a certain type of person being brought up in a certain area.
Whilst I agree the culture of zero repect is the problem certain areas, for whatever reason, are a breeding ground for lazy, benefit grabbing scum bags. Millbrook is one of them. So, IMO, you are more likely to be a certain type of person being brought up in a certain area. rich the stitch

1:10pm Thu 9 Aug 12

townieboy says...

Millbronx.....whats new.
Millbronx.....whats new. townieboy

1:49pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Here, There says...

Of course your environment will dictate attitudes etc..but for every one of those you list I can bet their are 1000 who are decent, law abiding residents who care about their community, the type of person you quote represents 1% of the population, IMO, too easy to Pigeon Hole those from certain estates.
Of course your environment will dictate attitudes etc..but for every one of those you list I can bet their are 1000 who are decent, law abiding residents who care about their community, the type of person you quote represents 1% of the population, IMO, too easy to Pigeon Hole those from certain estates. Here, There

1:56pm Thu 9 Aug 12

MisterGrimsdale says...

What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station?
What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station? MisterGrimsdale

1:59pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Shoong says...

What Millbrook needs is burning to the ground - what other reason would you put the scoombags all in one place?
What Millbrook needs is burning to the ground - what other reason would you put the scoombags all in one place? Shoong

2:10pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Here, There says...

What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??
What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ?? Here, There

3:41pm Thu 9 Aug 12

rudolph_hucker says...

Classy people
Classy people rudolph_hucker

3:45pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Block41row0sfc says...

Heavy drinker costing the tax payer money because of drink and drug binges. Thumbs up for that.
Heavy drinker costing the tax payer money because of drink and drug binges. Thumbs up for that. Block41row0sfc

3:47pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Block41row0sfc says...

Here, There wrote:
What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??
At least it's not Pompey all named are far better than there peado riddled campsites
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??[/p][/quote]At least it's not Pompey all named are far better than there peado riddled campsites Block41row0sfc

3:54pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Shoong says...

Here, There wrote:
What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??
Yes, I wasn't being all that serious of course, still, an absolute dung hole filled with the dregs of society.
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??[/p][/quote]Yes, I wasn't being all that serious of course, still, an absolute dung hole filled with the dregs of society. Shoong

6:50pm Thu 9 Aug 12

SotonGreen says...

It is not a lack of respect it is a lack of self control these people are essentially children in bodies long since grown up. What has happened to society to allow this infantile behavior to persist I have no idea but is sad.
It is not a lack of respect it is a lack of self control these people are essentially children in bodies long since grown up. What has happened to society to allow this infantile behavior to persist I have no idea but is sad. SotonGreen

7:29pm Thu 9 Aug 12

chrissy35 says...

People are so quick to judge. Ive lived in millbrook all my life and like alot of other people here i have a nice home and i work. You can have idiots in all areas. i Spose ur all so perfect. And as for jamie, he was one of my best friends. yea he liked a drink sometimes but he wasnt an alchy or anything and he didnt do drugs, he was a good man and brought his 5 children up on his own. Kerry did kick off a bit that nite but her bf was dying ,she was very scared and not in her right mind and all the others were friends so they were not fighting eachother at all. Dont believe everything you read cos half of its made up. R.I.P Jamie x
People are so quick to judge. Ive lived in millbrook all my life and like alot of other people here i have a nice home and i work. You can have idiots in all areas. i Spose ur all so perfect. And as for jamie, he was one of my best friends. yea he liked a drink sometimes but he wasnt an alchy or anything and he didnt do drugs, he was a good man and brought his 5 children up on his own. Kerry did kick off a bit that nite but her bf was dying ,she was very scared and not in her right mind and all the others were friends so they were not fighting eachother at all. Dont believe everything you read cos half of its made up. R.I.P Jamie x chrissy35

9:57pm Thu 9 Aug 12

TheJoiners says...

chrissy35 wrote:
People are so quick to judge. Ive lived in millbrook all my life and like alot of other people here i have a nice home and i work. You can have idiots in all areas. i Spose ur all so perfect. And as for jamie, he was one of my best friends. yea he liked a drink sometimes but he wasnt an alchy or anything and he didnt do drugs, he was a good man and brought his 5 children up on his own. Kerry did kick off a bit that nite but her bf was dying ,she was very scared and not in her right mind and all the others were friends so they were not fighting eachother at all. Dont believe everything you read cos half of its made up. R.I.P Jamie x
Well said Chrissy, some people really shouldnt throw stones

RIP fella
[quote][p][bold]chrissy35[/bold] wrote: People are so quick to judge. Ive lived in millbrook all my life and like alot of other people here i have a nice home and i work. You can have idiots in all areas. i Spose ur all so perfect. And as for jamie, he was one of my best friends. yea he liked a drink sometimes but he wasnt an alchy or anything and he didnt do drugs, he was a good man and brought his 5 children up on his own. Kerry did kick off a bit that nite but her bf was dying ,she was very scared and not in her right mind and all the others were friends so they were not fighting eachother at all. Dont believe everything you read cos half of its made up. R.I.P Jamie x[/p][/quote]Well said Chrissy, some people really shouldnt throw stones RIP fella TheJoiners

6:44am Fri 10 Aug 12

bigal007 says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station?
what millbrock needs is to get the chavs out
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station?[/p][/quote]what millbrock needs is to get the chavs out bigal007

6:48am Fri 10 Aug 12

bigal007 says...

Here, There wrote:
What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??
i have to say thornhill is very posh now may i add i live in the posh part lol!!
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: What about Coxford, Lordshill, Aldermoor, Shirley, Mandela Way, Swaythling, Bevois Valley, Sholing, Thornhill, Woolston, Weston etc.... all have an equal element of Pond Life...where do you stop Shoong simply burn Southampton to the ground ? where do you reside Shoong and is it crime free with ALL residents decent respectable people ??[/p][/quote]i have to say thornhill is very posh now may i add i live in the posh part lol!! bigal007

11:34am Fri 10 Aug 12

bigfella777 says...

bigal007 wrote:
MisterGrimsdale wrote:
What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station?
what millbrock needs is to get the chavs out
What this country needs is national service.Why do they have to make cuts to the army when we have all these young people just laying about.
If you leave school and dont go to college you should have to do your national service,if anything it would teach them some morals.
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: What Millbrook needs is a focal point. some sort of giant new structure to inject some new pride into the community. Something visible for miles around that says "This is Millbrook". I've got it- how about a 100MW wood fuelled power station?[/p][/quote]what millbrock needs is to get the chavs out[/p][/quote]What this country needs is national service.Why do they have to make cuts to the army when we have all these young people just laying about. If you leave school and dont go to college you should have to do your national service,if anything it would teach them some morals. bigfella777

12:56pm Fri 10 Aug 12

mtdiablo says...

What if you leave school and go into work? Or if you leave school and are disabled in a way that prevents you from going onto further education? National service has not been proven to do anything for discipline or morals.
What if you leave school and go into work? Or if you leave school and are disabled in a way that prevents you from going onto further education? National service has not been proven to do anything for discipline or morals. mtdiablo

11:17am Tue 14 Aug 12

Lsheen says...

you lot are quick to judge but you never knew him, he was a loving and caring man and would do anything for his children he also was a grandad so have some respect for them.. they have lost there dad.. dont believe everything you hear in the papers because they make it out to be so much worse.. i lived with jamie for a short period of time and never in a million years did i think this would happen my heart is with his family stay strong and rememeber your dad will always be proud of every single one of you! rip jamie x x
you lot are quick to judge but you never knew him, he was a loving and caring man and would do anything for his children he also was a grandad so have some respect for them.. they have lost there dad.. dont believe everything you hear in the papers because they make it out to be so much worse.. i lived with jamie for a short period of time and never in a million years did i think this would happen my heart is with his family stay strong and rememeber your dad will always be proud of every single one of you! rip jamie x x Lsheen

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