Man charged with assaulting emergency workers at RLUH

A man has today (Friday 22 July) been charged with assaulting emergency workers following an incident at the Royal Liverpool Hospital yesterday, Thursday 21 July.

At around 6am, police received a report that a man was aggressive toward medical staff and had assaulted a nurse in the accident and emergency department by punching her in the face.

Patrols attended and the suspect was restrained by officers where he assaulted a police officer. 

Darren James Doyle, 29 years, of Southdene, Kirkby has today been charged with two counts of assaulting emergency workers.

He appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court today and has been released on bail. The next hearing is on 16 August 2022 at South Sefton Magistrates Court.

Detective Inspector Katie Coote said, “Every day people working in emergency services put themselves on the front line, from medical staff going about their job to care for and save lives to police officers who serve to protect the public.

“Our officers and staff put their own lives and personal safety on the line every day in order to keep us all safe but they should never have to tolerate or accept physical violence when carrying out their duties.

“I’m sure the vast majority of law-abiding members of the public would agree that assaults on police officers or other emergency workers is totally unacceptable.

“Not only do they have a massive impact on the officers themselves but also on their families and work colleagues and, as with all acts of violence, we will fully investigate and prosecute offenders where appropriate.”


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