Newry police charge man, 27, who ‘struck out’ at Doctor and Nurse in Daisy Hill Hospital

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Police in Newry have charged a 27 year old man with Common Assault, Disorderly Behaviour and Criminal Damage. Daisy Hill NewryThe charges are in connection with an incident in Daisy Hill Hospital on the evening of Monday 28th March when a male struck out at a Doctor and Nurse attempting to treat him in the Accident and Emergency Department. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Patrick Dougan of the PSNI, Reducing Offending Unit based in Newry stated, “Doctors, Nurses and Staff at our Hospitals are extremely busy dealing with a high volume of admissions to their A & E Departments. “The last thing they need is a disruptive patient who has a total disregard for all, tying up valuable medical resources and causing additional distress to patients and families there for a medical emergency.
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NT ads gif newHe added, “Police ask that people think before they drink, act responsibly around alcohol and respect those that provide care in our Hospitals.” The 27 year old is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Monday 25th April. As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
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