Pa­tient racially abused hos­pi­tal medic

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MAN suf­fer­ing an sus­pected over­dose racially as­saulted a doc­tor try­ing to treat him.

John Henry Wil­liam Whyte, 51, called the doc­tor a deroga­tory racist name be­fore kick­ing him on the arm, a court heard.

The in­ci­dent took place at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal on Fe­bru­ary 17.

At Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court, Whyte, of Abbey Road, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted racially ag­gra­vated as­sault.

Mark An­gus, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “The de­fen­dant was taken to hos­pi­tal with a sus­pected over­dose. He was be­ing abu­sive, ar­gu­men­ta­tive and ag­gres­sive.

“The vic­tim went to as­sist a col­league.”

Mr An­gus said Whyte used the racist term on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions.

He said: “He then kicked out at him, hit­ting him on the arm.”

Whyte, who has pre­vi­ous 34 con­vic­tions for 83 of­fences, de­fended him­self in court.

He said: “I had taken a lot of tablets, in­clud­ing 47 painkillers and seven blues. I can’t re­mem­ber any of it. I apol­o­gise.”

Whyte was sen­tenced to a com­mu­nity or­der with Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Ac­tiv­ity Re­quire­ment for 15 days.

He was also fined £100 and or­dered to pay £100 com­pen­sa­tion.

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