Police ‘heroes’ tackle man who allegedly attacked staff at York Hospital

The emergency department at York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix
25 Mar 2020 @ 5.50 pm
| Crime

A man allegedly attacked staff at York Hospital – and was taken down by ‘hero’ police.

Inspector Kev Kelly, force incident manager at North Yorkshire Police, praised York response officers who tackled the man.

The incident happened shortly after 3am yesterday (24 March).

On Twitter Insp Kelly praised “hero York response cops who selflessly took down” a man, suspected of assaulting three NHS staff. The police “put themselves in front of the danger, protecting our doctors,” he said.

A 27 year old man was arrested and subsequently was charged with affray, assault and assault of an emergency worker.

The man, of no fixed abode, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court this morning (25 March 2020).

He entered a not guilty plea, and was remanded in custody until March 30.

Insp Kelly said: “We risk assess everything we go to in light of coronavirus,” but the police involved “got straight in”.

“We’re prepared to protect the public and the amazing NHS.”