A man has been jailed after he assaulted hospital staff in Derby at the start of the first lockdown.
On Wednesday 8th April 2020, Cory Harris, 35, had been admitted to the accident and emergency department at Royal Derby Hospital.
He stated he had been assaulted and also that he had displayed symptoms of Coronavirus.
Once Harris was told he would be discharged and that he would need to leave the hospital, he became abusive.
He removed his mask, threatened a nurse and began to run around the hospital.
Hospital Security staff were asked to assist, and Harris then coughed, spat, bit and punched them.
Derbyshire Police were then called to assist.
Harris, of no fixed address, was arrested and later charged with affray and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and remanded into custody.
During his trial at Derby Crown Court, Harris also admitted to previous unrelated incidents of assault and possession of a knife in Derby and assaulting an emergency worker at HMP Lincoln.
On Wednesday 3rd February, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment.
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