Gang of four guilty of assaulting doctor
19 August 2010 at 16:50
|A gang of four men have been convicted of the racially aggravated common assault of one of Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust's junior doctors and his brother.
Dr Romio Shwahna and his brother Rabea, who was visiting him on holiday, were outside Southport & Formby District General Hospital when they were set upon by the four men.
The four Southport men, Daniel Rigby, 19, Gary Evans, 18, Jason Lynch, 21 and Craig Morgan, 18, were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years with supervision. Rigby was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work, Lynch was put on an anger management course and Evans and Morgan were told to attend a promoting human dignity course.
Alan Lee, Risk Manager at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust said, “We have a zero tolerance towards both physical and verbal abuse of our staff. They are here to help people in their hour of need, not to be a victim of such an attack. This action by Merseyside Police reinforces the message that such behaviour will not be tolerated in our hospitals. The Trust will continue to work with both Merseyside and Lancashire Police to ensure all offenders ore held to account for offences against our staff.”
Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714