South Yorkshire Police are being called to deal with incidents at Doncaster’s hospital 16 times a week, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Star report:
POLICE are being sent to deal with incidents at Doncaster Royal Infirmary around 16 times a week according to Freedom of Information figures.
The statistics were disclosed by South Yorkshire Police after a suicidal man who pulled out a knife at the hospital’s accident and emergency unit when officers arrived to arrest him was given one ‘last chance’ by a judge.
Jason Holdgate, 20, was told by Judge Paul Watson QC at Sheffield Crown Court he needed help not prison as he sentenced him to a two-year community order.