NHS worker’s cheekbone broken after being punched in the face at hospital

NHS worker’s cheekbone broken after being punched in the face at hospital

A hospital worker suffered a fractured cheekbone after he was punched in the face while working.

Daniel Shevlin, 27, has been charged with assault and an offence under the Public Order Act after the alleged incident at Salford Royal Infirmary on Sunday.

Officers were called just before 1.50pm to reports a man had assaulted a member of NHS staff at the hospital. The man, in his 50s, needed treatment for a fractured cheekbone but has since been discharged, police said.

Shevlin, of no fixed abode, was arrested and being held in custody ahead of an appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.

The news comes amid a number of similar incidents where emergency workers in the UK have been attacked as the coronavirus crisis escalates.

A Brighton man was charged after three police officers were allegedly spat at by a man claiming to be infected with coronavirus.

Police were responding to a report of criminal damage at a block of flats in Albion Street at about 5.50pm on Saturday. The incident led to the arrest of Peter Davy, 65, who was also due in court today.

Davy was charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker; using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence; and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

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