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Six months in prison for attacking a nurse

The Costa del Sol Hospital where the attack took place.
The Costa del Sol Hospital where the attack took place. / SUR
  • The incident occurred in 2016, when the culprit carried out an unprovoked attack against an A&E nurse while he was a hospital patient, causing injuries to the nurse's neck and arm

Last Friday saw a man receive a six-month prison sentence for a 2016 attack against a nurse at Hospital Costa del Sol, and a further three-month sentence for the injuries caused.

The culprit is also expected to pay compensation to the victim. The sentence will be suspended if the man pays a total of 4,000 euros.

The incident occurred in 2016, when the culprit carried out an unprovoked attack against an A&E nurse while he was a hospital patient, causing injuries to the nurse's neck and arm. Medical assistance was required.

Sources say that this is not an isolated incident; aggressive behaviour from patients is common at the Hospital Costa del Sol, with 41 cases reported last year, and those occurring in the A&E department accounting for 63.41 per cent of incidents.