Vic paramedic bashers spared jail by judge

Two women who assaulted a paramedic in Melbourne have been spared jail after a judge decided they should not serve a mandatory minimum jail term for attacking an emergency worker.

Amanda Warren, 33, and Caris Underwood, 20, had the jail sentences they received for assaulting paramedic Paul Judd in 2016 quashed on appeal by Victoria County Court judge Barbara Cotterell on Tuesday.

Warren and Underwood were originally sentenced to six months and four months respectively, but Judge Cotterell said special reasons linked to their difficult childhoods and young families mean the minimum six-month term should not apply.