Emergency worker repeatedly STABBED with scissors at Newham University Hospital


A FEMALE hospital worker was repeatedly stabbed with scissors at Newham University Hospital today.

The 50-year-old victim, who works as an emergency department assistant, was knifed by a 27-year-old man at the hospital in east London early this morning.

The horrific stabbing took place at Newham University Hospital this morning

Cops arrested the thug on suspicion of GBH at the scene just before 12.30am.

He remains in an east London police station for questioning.

But Shane Degaris, deputy group chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said the victim was urgently treated in the hospital and has since been discharged.

He said: “This was a shocking and senseless attack on a member of staff doing their duty.

“The Trust condemns any form of violence and aggression against our dedicated and hard-working staff.”

“In the light of this incident we are reviewing security at all our hospitals to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients at all times.”

The Metropolitan Police has been contacted for comment.

This morning’s attack comes less than six months after a man wearing nothing but his Y-fronts walked into a GP surgery in east London and began a horrific stabbing rampage.

Two men, aged 33 and 24, and a 77-year-old woman were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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