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Man charged after attacking medics at Daisy Hill Hospital

A man has been charged after he attacked medics at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry last night (Monday).

A doctor and nurse were both hit by the 27-year-old in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

The suspect has been charged with common assault, disorderly behaviour and criminal damage. He is due to appear in court next month.

Sergeant Patrick Dougan, said: “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.

“Police ask that people think before they drink, act responsibly around alcohol and respect those that provide care in our hospitals.”

Overnight, the PSNI in Newry had to deal just over 20 calls ranging from assisting an elderly lady who locked herself out of her home to arrest on outstanding bench warrant.

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