London stabbing: A&E worker stabbed at Newham University Hospital

Police arrest man, 27, after female A&E worker, 50, was stabbed multiple times in the emergency department of an east London hospital

  • Police have arrested an attacker after hospital worker was stabbed today 
  • Barts Health NHS Trust confirmed ‘shocking’ attack on emergency worker 
  • It is now reviewing security after this morning’s attack in Plaistow, east London 

A 27-year-old man who stabbed a 50-year-old female A&E worker with a pair of scissors has been arrested.

The victim was knifed at Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, east London, this morning. 

Police are questioning the male, who was detained on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. 

Officers raced to the hospital at 00:27 and the woman has since been treated and discharged with non-life threatening injuries. 

An A&E worker has been stabbed at Newham University hospital (pictured) in Plaistow, East London 

Shane Degaris, deputy group chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said the victim was urgently treated in the hospital and has since been discharged.

He said: ‘This was a shocking and senseless attack on a member of staff doing their duty.

‘The Trust condemns any form of violence and aggression against our dedicated and hard-working staff.’

‘In the light of this incident we are reviewing security at all our hospitals to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients at all times.’  

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