Patient is jailed over vile attack on A&E nurses
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.”