Cambridgeshire Police to investigate further sexual assault allegation against paramedic convicted of rape

Cambridgeshire Police will begin an investigation into a further allegation of sexual assault against a former paramedic jailed on multiple counts of rape and sexual assualt against women.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:08 pm
Andrew Wheeler arrives at Peterborough Crown Court. PA Wire/PA Images.

Police confirmed today (March 12) that a further allegation of sexual assault has been made against Andrew Wheeler, 46.

Wheeler of Mill Green, Warboys, was convicted of six sexual offences between 2009 and 2018 following a trial that took place between December and January at Peterborough Crown Court.

He was later sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Peterborough Crown Court heard Wheeler’s offending came to light after he raped and sexually assaulted a woman in September 2018.

He had responded as a single-crew paramedic to an emergency call to help the woman and reassured two other paramedics, who arrived as a dual-crew, that he had things under control.

He then took the intoxicated woman from a friend’s home back to her home before carrying out the attack.

The woman told a friend, the incident was reported to police and Wheeler was arrested later that day.

Another victim then came forward who Wheeler had raped in 2009 and sexually assaulted in the back of an ambulance in April 2010.

Wheeler was also found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a girl under 13, not connected to his work, between December 2013 and May 2014.

He was found not guilty of six counts of rape on a woman and the jury could not reach decisions on a further five counts of rape against the same victim. He was also found not guilty of a 2010 allegation of causing sexual activity without consent.

At the time of his offences, Mr Wheeler was working for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).

Following his conviction, Cambridgeshire Police confirmed they had not ruled out the possibility of there being further victims who were yet to come forward.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “The force has received a further allegation of sexual assault relating to Andrew Wheeler since he was convicted of multiple sex offences at Peterborough Crown Court on 12 January.

“The complaint will be fully investigated. We would urge anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sexual offence to contact police on 101.”

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