Police restrain abusive patient in Daisy Hill A&E

August 15, 2016

Police were forced to restrain a man on the floor of Daisy Hill Hospital’s A&E department after he became abusive and hit out at officers.

The man had been arrested on Wednesday night during a domestic incident, and despite being sprayed with CS spray, he managed to escape from officers.  He was located a short time later and taken to hospital for treatment for a hand injury he sustained punching through a window.

While medical staff attempted to treat the man, he continued struggling and shouting abuse and, although handcuffed, hit out again at the police officers.   He was then put on the floor and had his legs strapped.

Reporting on its Facebook page, Newry and Mourne PSNI said: “Despite his abusive language and struggling, the magnificent doctor and nurses treated the man, patched him up and we were able to take him on to custody.

“To the patients in the waiting room, apologies that you were forced to listen to the man in question and watch his carrying on, to the patients whose treatment was put back as a result of this, thank you for your patience and to the staff – thank you whole heartedly for your efforts. You don’t get paid enough.”