I was extremely disappointed to hear that a woman who attacked three nurses and a police officer in the University Hospital of North Tees has not been given a prison sentence.
Crimes like this are utterly unacceptable and alcohol is no excuse. We must make it very clear that attacks on hospital staff will not be tolerated – under any circumstances. Medical staff already have a very tough job without having to fear the possibility of being physically assaulted at work. The lack of a jail sentence in this case sends out completely the wrong message about violence against those who are there to protect us.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UK Independence Party