A male has been jailed after admitting to beating a nurse unconscious as she worked in an accident and emergency department.
Prince Isaac Walker, 32, of no fixed address, was charged on Thursday, 21 January with assault on an emergency worker.
He appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 22 January where he entered a guilty plea.
The judge sentenced him to 26 weeks imprisonment.
The court heard how officers were in attendance at the Homerton Hospital in east London when they were made aware that a nurse had been assaulted in the A&E department.
The officers rushed to the scene and found the seriously injured nurse with the suspect still nearby.
Prince Isaac Walker was taken to an east London police station and was charged later that day.
The 36-year-old female nurse lost consciousness following the assault and required treatment. She is now at home, recovery from the attack.
PC Kyri Soupashis, the investigating officer, said:
“This was a needlessly vicious attack on an emergency worker simply doing her job.
“I hope that the sentence handed down brings the victim a measure of satisfaction and that she is able to recover from what was a very frightening experience.
“There is no justification for assaulting the people who devote their working lives to helping and protecting others, something that Walker will have time to reflect on as he serves his sentence.”
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