Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

Hospital worker stabbed in A&E by knifeman

A female worker was today stabbed repeatedly with a pair of scissors inside a hospital A&E.

Police were called to the scene at Newham University Hospital following reports of an emergency department assistant being knifed.

The male suspect aged 27 was arrested on suspicion of GBH at the scene and the victim’s injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

Shane Degaris, deputy group chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said to The Sun that the victim has since been discharged.

He said: ‘This was a shocking and senseless attack on a member of staff doing their duty.

‘The Trust condemns any form of violence and aggression against our dedicated and hard-working staff.’

‘In the light of this incident we are reviewing security at all our hospitals to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients at all times.’

The suspect remains in an east London Police Station where he continues to be questioned.

Enquiries continue. There are no other reported injuries.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call police via 101 quoting CRIS 163/12 June. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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