Inverclyde Now Logo MAN Arrested After ‘Despicable Attack’ On Nurse At IRH

7 July, 2020 | Local

A MAN who had just received treatment at Inverclyde Royal Hospital allegedly punched a nurse in the face.

Police were called to the accident and emergency department around 6pm yesterday (Monday).

Sergeant Jason Logsdon said: “The suspect had been discharged however on attempting to re-enter the department he was stopped by staff including a nurse who was allegedly punched to his face causing injury.

“The suspect was then restrained by security until police arrived.”

A 37-year-old man was charged with serious assault — as the injury is likely to scar — and held in custody for court.

Sergeant Logsdon said: “This was a despicable and disturbing alleged assault on our healthcare workers and behaviour that won’t be tolerated.”

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