Footballer Adam Hammill held after Liverpool paramedic assault

Adam Hammill Mr Hammill is a Wolverhampton Wanderers player but is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town

A footballer has been arrested and bailed after a paramedic was allegedly assaulted in Liverpool city centre.

Adam Hammill, 24, was taken into custody after an incident on Temple Court in the early hours of Sunday.

Mr Hammill is a Wolverhampton Wanderers player but is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town.

Merseyside police said a man, 24, from Bootle, had been arrested on suspicion of common assault. He has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) claimed one of their staff had been "the victim of an assault" while attending an incident.

Dave Kitchin, from NWAS, said: "Our ambulance crews work tirelessly in all weathers, day and night, to come to the aid of people who need our help.

"We should be able to do so without fear of assault, either physical or verbal."

Under-21 international

Mr Hammill, a former Liverpool FC trainee, has appeared internationally for England's Under-21 side.

Huddersfield Town said: "We have been made aware of an incident which has taken place in Merseyside involving Adam Hammill.

"The matter is being investigated by the police, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment at this stage."

Huddersfield Town confirmed they contacted Mr Hammill's parent club when the incident was brought to their attention.

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