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Darwen man attacked nurses in A&E
8:55am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
A 21-YEAR-OLD man who attacked two nurses while in a hyperglycomic state was told he was ‘very lucky’ not to be going to prison.
Blackburn magistrates heard Trudi Lowe was removing a cannula from Sean Bradley’s arm when he suddenly lunged at her and grabbed her by the throat.
Another nurse, alerted by her colleague’s screams, came to help and she was also attacked during the incident at Royal Blackburn Hospital .
Bradley, of Templeton Close, Darwen, admitted assaulting Trudi Lowe and Donna Peers-Holland. He was made subject to community supervision for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 compensation to each of his victims and £50 costs.
The chairman of the magistrates said: “This was a serious incident and you are very lucky not to be facing a custodial sentence.”
John Beggs, prosecuting, said Bradley had gone to hospital with his mother who had been unable to resolve his hyperglycaemia at home after he drank several shots and smoked £10 worth of cannabis.
Andrew Church-Taylor, defending, said that when Bradley had gone into a hyperglycomic state in the past, he had become aggressive but never to the extent that he did on the night of the incident.
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