Bury St Edmunds man charged wth four offences after nurse and police officers assaulted at West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk Hospital Trust also failed to meet the 95% target in March. Picture: GREGG BROWN

West Suffolk Hospital Trust also failed to meet the 95% target in March. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A man from Bury St Edmunds has been charged after a nurse and two police officers were assaulted at West Suffolk Hospital on Tuesday night.

Paul Anchoon, of Smith Walk, was arrested by Suffolk police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He was later charged with assault by beating (in respect of the nurse) and using threatening/abusive words/behaviour to cause alarm or distress.

The 26-year-old was also charged with two counts of assaulting a constable in execution of their duty.

He has been released on bail and will appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 30.


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A spokesperson for Suffolk police said: “Police were called to West Suffolk Hospital at 11.30pm on Tuesday, March 27 to reports of a patient behaving in an aggressive manner. After officers arrived at the scene a nurse and two police officers were subsequently assaulted.

“Paul Anchoon, aged 26, and of Smith Walk, Bury St Edmunds, was arrested by police at 12.15am in connection with the incident. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has now been charged with the following four offences: two counts of assaulting a constable in execution of their duty; assault by beating (in respect of the nurse); and using threatening/abusive words/behaviour to cause alarm or distress.

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“He was released on bail to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 30.”

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