Patient racially abused hospital medic
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.