Derbyshire Police have charged a man after he allegedly went on an abusive ‘rampage’ through the A&E department at the Royal Derby Hospital.
The male was displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and had no regard for the safety of NHS staff or other patients who were in the department at the time.
Response team officers were called to the hospital on Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover on Wednesday 8th April at around 08:30 hours.
The police were called after the male, 34-yeard-old Corey Harris, allegedly bit and punched security staff as well as deliberately coughing on them.
Hospital security had been called by medical staff after Harris allegedly removed his face mask before threatening a nurse and running around the hospital.
999 response team officers arrived at the hospital and quickly detained Harris.
Harris then allegedly urinated in the police vehicle that was taking him to custody.
Harris appeared at South Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 9th April, charged with Affray, Criminal Damage to the police vehicle and one of the security guard’s body-worn video camera and two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker.
Harris was remanded into prison custody and will appear at Derby Crown Court on Thursday, 7th May.
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