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Patient jailed for voilent attack on nurse

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A patient who attacked a heavily pregnant nurse by ramming a table into her stomach and racially abusing her has been jailed for three months.

The attack took place on staff nurse Eunice Kudom at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in July.

John Ross, aged 46, of West Bryson Road, Edinburgh, was sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and breach of the peace by acting in a racially aggressive manner.

Norman Provan, RCN Scotland associate director, said: ‘We are glad to see the Scottish courts taking violence and abuse against healthcare staff seriously.

‘Legislation introduced this year in Scotland made it a criminal offence to attack nurses while they are working, and we are pleased that this law is being enforced.’

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