Pa­tient is jailed over vile at­tack on A&E nurses

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AWOMAN who at­tacked two hospi­tal nurses try­ing to save her from a sus­pected over­dose has been jailed. Deb­o­rah Roberts, 45, was rushed to Mac­cles­field Hospi­tal but be­came abu­sive and punched nurse Lisa Nadin in the head and spat at her.

When her col­league Ni­cole Con­stantina came to help, Roberts gripped her by the stom­ach caus­ing ‘a great deal of pain’.

Roberts, of Bolling­ton, was ar­rested but while in cus­tody con­tin­ued her ‘bar­rage of abuse’ at the po­lice sta­tion and punched po­lice de­ten­tion of­fi­cer Sarah Heaps to the back of the head, giv­ing her con­cus­sion.

A col­league, PC Bin­der, de­scribed the noise of the im­pact as ‘hor­rific’.

Sen­tenc­ing her to 18 weeks in prison, Jane In­gram, chair of the bench of mag­is­trates, said: “This was pro­longed, in a pub­lic place and on pub­lic ser­vants try­ing to help you.”

Roberts told mag­is­trates: “I feel ter­ri­ble. I should have been re­spect­ful of nurs­ing staff.”

Deb­o­rah Roberts

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