Staff left with bruis­ing and in pain

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

NURS­ING staff and a po­lice of­fi­cer told the court of the im­pact of Roberts’ at­tack.

Lisa Naden suf­fered ‘sore­ness to her head’ dur­ing the ini­tial as­sault at Mac­cles­field hospi­tal.

Nurse Ni­cole Con­stantina, who came to help her col­league, was left with bruis­ing and pain around her stom­ach when Roberts gripped her.

In a state­ment read out in court Ms Con­stantina said: “I was just try­ing to help her.

“I come to work to help peo­ple not be as­saulted.

“I have never met such a vile lady.

“This hap­pened when we were very busy and there lots of very ill peo­ple around.”

Gil­lian Beach, a nurse at Mid­dlewich cus­tody suite, said she was ‘shocked’ when the de­fen­dant spat at her.

Sarah Heaps, a po­lice of­fi­cer, told the court in a state­ment that she was ‘thrown off bal­ance mo­men­tar­ily’ when she was hit.

She said: “It was a mas­sive blow to the back of the head. It could have only been caused by a close fist.

“It caused im­me­di­ate pain. I suf­fered from headaches and my vi­sion was af­fected.”

Pic: Andy Lang­don

The wreck­age of the woman’s car on Shrigley Road in Bolling­ton

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